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Offshore Drilling

Feds receive thousands of comments on Atlantic drilling

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videoThe federal government has received thousands of comments on the contentious issue of drilling for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast. Full story...
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Meetings held to discuss offshore drilling

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video State and local community members are debating offshore drilling on our coast. Full story...
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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

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The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. Full story...
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Oil and gas exploration moves forward in Atlantic

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videoThe Obama administration announced the first step toward oil and natural gas exploration off the Atlantic coast. Full story...
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Obama administration opens East Coast to oil, gas search

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A decision by the Obama administration is going to be welcomed by the oil industry, but not by environmentalists. Full story...
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Report shows offshore drilling could be big business, but hurt fishing, tourism

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video Fishing and tourism are two multi-million dollar industries in North Carolina, but Dr. Mike Walden's new study says there could be even more money to be made if the coastline had a slightly different view featuring drilling wells. Full story...
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Local leaders advocate for offshore wind

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Senator Kay Hagan and Representatives David Price and Mike McIntyre have joined the call for offshore wind development in North Carolina. Full story...
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Energy exploration bill returns to NC Senate panel

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Supporters of a bill to allow permits for underground natural gas exploration in North Carolina say the legislation would cause energy companies to consider drilling in the state. Full story...
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Romney says US energy independence is achievable

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The GOP presidential candidate says his plans for reaching that goal include increased offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina. Full story...
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Residents debate seismic testing off our coast

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video The federal government is hearing from New Hanover County residents on surveying for oil and natural gas off the Atlantic coast. Those opposed to seismic testing off our coast say there are alternatives to oil and gas that should be explored first before we start tearing up the ocean floor. Full story...
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