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Supporters, opponents sound off about off-shore energy hunt

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- As oil continues to spread throughout the Gulf of Mexico from the oil rig that blew up last week, Cape Fear residents are making sure to voice their opinions about off-shore drilling off our coast.

The US Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service made a stop in Wilmington today. After a short presentation that addressed many environmental issues and plans residents got the chance to sound off on off-shore drilling.

The meeting included people for and against exploring areas off the east coast for energy reserves. Opponents cite environmental concerns, while proponents point to jobs the exploration could create.

If you missed this afternoon's meeting, there's another tonight at 7 at the Hilton Riverside in downtown Wilmington.

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