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Offshore Drilling

Government to hear your thoughts on offshore energy explorations

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The public meetings are part of a scoping process through which other Federal, State, and local governments as well as any interested parties have the opportunity to assist MMS in determining the significant issues and alternatives for analysis in the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. Full story...
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Offshore drilling could cause headaches

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video It's something you don't see now, but you could in the future: oil tankers going back and forth along the beach. President Obama lifted a ban on offshore drilling along the eastern seaboard. Full story...
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Former UNCW chancellor to lead study on offshore drilling

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A former UNCW chancellor and a scientist will lead a study on whether offshore drilling is feasible off the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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NC offshore oil drilling proposal

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Earlier this week, President Bush lifted the executive ban on offshore oil drilling. This was a way for President Bush to speed the process along. Full story...
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NC offshore drilling resolution introduced

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This week, Republicans in the state house introduced a resolution that would allow North Carolinians to decide whether drilling should be allowed off the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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President Bush lifts ban on offshore drilling

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President Bush has lifted an executive ban on offshore oil drilling. Full story...
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Debate on offshore drilling continues

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videoWith the price of gas at an all time high, people are looking to Washington for a solution. In the U.S. alone, we consume nearly 21 million barrels of oil in a given day. To help alleviate the problem, President Bush has proposed lifting the offshore drilling ban for oil and natural gas. Full story...
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