Under proposed plan changes, the U.S Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will be opening all U.S. waters off the coast of North Carolina to offshore oil drilling. Recently, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners reaffirmed its opposition to any oil drilling off the North Carolina coast, citing threats to our economy and pristine beaches.
The federal government is seeking input on the proposed plan, and the comment period ends March 9, 2018.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Offshore Oil Drilling Public Comment Page:
Tips for Making Comments:
Offshore drilling facts (courtesy N.C. Coastal Federation): https://www.nccoast.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Offshore-Oil-Fact-Sheet-2017.pdf
Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners Opposition to Offshore Drilling:
Other Opposition to Offshore Drilling:
Other Communities (courtesy Oceana): http://usa.oceana.org/climate-and-energy/grassroots-opposition-offshore-drilling-and-exploration-atlantic-ocean-and
Show Your Support of our economy and clean beaches: limited numbers of free “Don’t Drill NC” signs are available at the Town’s Recycle Center, located at 701 Bermuda Bay Blvd, to place on your private property.