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Dozens gather on beach for Hands Across the Sand rally

The rain did not stop a handful of people from gathering on different beaches in the area to protest offshore drilling Saturday.

Topsail Beach commissioners oppose offshore oil drilling

A second beach town in Pender County votes to show their opposition to offshore drilling off their coastal waters.
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Cooper spends time with students, talks local issues

Governor Roy Cooper spent some quality time with middle school students in Wrightsville Beach. We also got his take on some pressing local issues.
Supporters and opponents of offshore drilling fill the Brunswick County Commission meeting on March 20, 2018. (Photo: Andrew James/WWAY)video

Brunswick County leaders approve new dog tethering rules, discuss offshore drilling

It was a busy night for Brunswick County commissioners who had a packed meeting room filled with protesters of offshore drilling.
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Fishermen, environmentalists weigh potential impacts of offshore drilling

As Brunswick County commissioners discuss offshore drilling, fishermen and environmentalists are weighing the potential impacts on the fishing industry.
Offshore drilling platform near Santa Barbara, CA. (Photo: Mike Baird / CC BY 2.0)

Back-door ban: States fight Trump drill plan with local bans

Some coastal states opposed to President Donald Trump's plan to allow oil and gas drilling off most of the nation's coastline are fighting back with proposed state laws designed to thwart the proposal.
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Secretary Michael Regan stands against offshore drilling

At the top of the Harrelson building, North Carolina DEQ secretary Michael Regan wanted to let everyone know: offshore drilling can not happen here.
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Local fishermen discuss offshore drilling

Back in January the Interior Department announced almost all coastal areas under federal control will be opened to offshore drilling.

Drilling opponents converge on NC federal meeting

Hundreds of environmentalists opposed to the Trump administration proposal to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic and other ocean waters converged Monday to press their case at the federal government's only public meeting for input in North Carolina.

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