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Offshore Drilling

Governor's panel hosts meeting on offshore energy tonight

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If you have an opinion on offshore energy, Gov. Bev Perdue's Scientific Advisory Panel wants to hear it. The panel is holding a public forum tonight at 5:30 at the Hilton Riverside on Water Street in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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UNCW to host public meeting on offshore energy

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Gov. Bev Perdue’s Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy will hold three public outreach meetings, Jan. 10, 2011 through Jan 12, 2011, as it seeks to evaluate offshore energy options and recommend to the governor a comprehensive offshore energy strategy. Full story...
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Salon donating hair to oil clean-up

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Strandz Salon in Ogden has started sweeping its hair into bags to send to the Gulf Coast. Full story...
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Support for offshore drilling waning in NC

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The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is apparently affecting the way North Carolinians think about drilling of our coast. Full story...
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Supporters, opponents sound off about off-shore energy hunt

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