Explore to your hearts content. Estimates of oil off our coasts are based upon geologic surveys which indicate we may have some oil and gas off shore.
The problem is how much?
If it was a RIPE area the oil company's would've have hounded Washington for exploration expansion already. That does not mean a big strike couldn't happen.
I believe it to be unlikely we have big reserves out there so this is political in nature with the 'drill here, drill now" argument.
I would LOVE to see this and I would love to see a big find. Then watch everyone squirm when the GOP proposes filling in the Albermarle/Pamlico sound so they can build big polluting refineries out there to take advantage of our new found riches.........
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