McCrory says he talked energy with Obama

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Submitted: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:56pm
Updated: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 9:00pm

Associated Press

WILSON, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says President Obama’s visit to North Carolina this week gave him the opportunity to talk about energy exploration and clear the air about case backlogs within the state’s food stamp program.

McCrory told reporters Thursday in Wilson he spoke briefly with the president after he landed at the Raleigh-Durham airport Wednesday. The president toured a manufacturing plant and talked about the economy at NC State University.

The governor says he asked Obama to remove a prohibition on seismic testing to measure potential offshore oil and natural gas off the coast. McCrory and other governors plan to visit the US energy secretary in February.

McCrory also says he expects more cooperation from the federal government on food stamps after meeting with an Obama administration official after the speech.

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2015 years 8 months ago

If Hagan wasn’t seen with the Prez she’s running scared but McCrory being with the Prez means he’s turning?
Anyway – McCrory is right to ask for seismic testing – BUT – even if we find oil it would have to be in quantities to make it profitable for possible drilling (which is regulated by the FEDs). The fracking debate has turned out to be a big bust so far – why? Because there’s not enough gas to make it worth their while to frack for it. The field in NY/PA is easy to get at, as is the new field in CA. Oil company’s are NOT interested in our puny supply UNTIL the cost goes up making it profitable for them……