Local businesses against offshore drilling sign surfboard, sent to D.C.

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A surfboard inked with hundreds of signatures opposing offshore drilling recently made it to Washington, D.C.

It went to the Department of the Interior Secretary and the White House.

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The Surfrider Foundation spear-headed the campaign.

Small business owners from along the east coast including the Cape Fear came together to sign the board hoping to make a difference.

More than 30 of the 1,000 signatures were from this area.

“I think the surfboard made a really big impact just in the visualization aspect of it verses just handing over a piece of paper.”  said Surfrider Foundation Cape Fear Chapter Board Member Amanda Jacobs. “We actually had this amazing visual with this cool eco-friendly wooden board with 1,000 signatures on it.”

Jacobs says if you oppose offshore drilling then you should let our lawmakers know by sending an email, or a letter.