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Congressman won't support offshore drilling


WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina congressman says he doesn't support offshore drilling until the cause of the oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico is fully understood.

Rep. Mike McIntyre made the comments during an oil spill preparedness meeting Monday at the New Hanover County Emergency Operations Center in Wilmington. McIntyre says environmental concerns and safety precautions must be taken before he'd support any offshore drilling in North Carolina.

Local, state, and federal agencies spent the morning discussing plans if oil from the spill in the Gulf Of Mexico hits North Carolina's shores. Officials say they have reviewed cleanup plans and are talking with their counterparts in the Gulf.

Experts say there is less than a 1 percent chance that North Carolina will see large amounts of oil.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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It's an election year

so of course he takes the easy way out.

But notice, he offers no alternative suggestions to reduce our dependence on foriegn crude. He offers no promise to force the Administration to get serious about seeking alternate fuel sources.

The Administration has been pounding it's gums since Jimmy Carter's administration about reducing our Country's dependancy on foriegn fuel sources.

But so far, either the government or the environmentalists seem to oppose drilling in the North; drilling off shore; windmill farms off shore or on mountain tops. No doubt, if we go back to horse and wagons, some environmentalist will be distressed with the horse by products which result from horses ingesting grain and hay and then doing a full day's work.