Commissioners Say NO to Offshore Drilling or Seismic Testing

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At their meeting on February 5, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution reflecting the Board’s long-standing opposition to offshore drilling and seismic testing off North Carolina’s coast. This is the fifth resolution passed by the Dare County Board of Commissioners since 1998 because of the potential damage that could occur to our environment and tourism economy. Click here to view the resolution. 

Click on the video below to hear Chairman Bob Woodard share important information about the issue.  

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is accepting public comments through March 9, 2018 on the current proposal that includes opening waters along the US East Coast to oil and gas leasing and drilling.   

Click here to view the proposed plan that was published by BOEM in January.

Click here to submit comments. 

Currently, BOEM's closest public meeting is scheduled in Raleigh on Monday, February 26. A number of local citizens plan to attend, including elected officials. For details about the meeting and to access BOEM's Virtual Meeting Room, click here.