Earlier this year, state legislative leaders formed a 24 member task force to study "the economic and environmental impacts of allowing drilling for oil and natural gas off the coast of North Carolina." The task force will report back to state legislators on May 1st.
The task force will hold one public hearing on offshore drilling - on Monday, April 27th at the Carteret County Community College. We expect that the oil industry and their supporters will be turning out a significant "drill now" crowd at the hearing. Therefore, it's critical that the task force hears from North Carolinians who are opposed to offshore drilling, in particular those living near the coast. You don't need to be an expert - just speak for 2-5 minutes on why you're opposed to the state of North Carolina allowing offshore drilling for oil and natural gas.
The public hearing details are:
Monday, April 27, at 4pm [if you plan to speak, please plan to arrive by 5 PM]
Carteret Community College McGee Building
3505 Arendell Street,
Morehead City, NC 28557
Directions to CCC and map of the campus can be found here: http://www.carteret.edu/aboutccc/CampusMap/map.htm
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