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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:07 PM

Now McCrory wants drilling platforms off the coast of NC

Raleigh, N.C. ó Gov. Pat McCrory joined the governors from South Carolina and Virginia on Thursday to request that the federal government partner with the three states to expand off-shore oil and gas exploration.

The three governors sent a letter to Sally Jewel, President Barack Obama's nominee as the next Department of Interior secretary, saying that they hope she's willing "to revise the Administrationís current policy to one that is committed to safely harnessing our coastís vast natural resources."

"Itís estimated that energy production from the Atlantic (outer continental shelf) could create more than 140,000 new jobs within the next 20 years, and we hope you will ensure that the Administration is a partner with the states on this issue," McCrory and the other governors wrote in the letter.

They said they want to develop policies that would lead to "responsible development of our offshore resources, state empowerment to make off-shore explorations restrictions specific to local considerations and revenue-sharing measures for all off-shore energy projects.


http://www.wral.com/mccrory-seeks-federal-partnership-in-offshore-energy/12107707/#commentform


Great comment:Because black tar balls and oil slicks will definitely benefit our tourism and seafood industries. Decimating two industries to fill up tankers to ship to China is not in the best interest for our state. If you think this oil is going into your tank, you are sorely mistaken. Oil is traded on a global market and the price is set by the market and controlled primarily by OPEC. Any increase in production here will be met with a decrease in production in OPEC nations to have a zero net effect on pricing. Ever wonder why it was so important for the Keystone pipeline to go all the way down to the gulf when we already have refineries in the north that are much closer to Canada? Much easier to put it on tankers and ship it OUT of the country. I guess we can see who McCrory is really working for. Here is a hint; It isn't the citizens of NC.


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Reply Now McCrory wants drilling platforms off the coast of NC (Original post)
octoberlib Feb 2013 OP
mmonk Feb 2013 #1
octoberlib Feb 2013 #3
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #2
mnhtnbb Feb 2013 #4
octoberlib Feb 2013 #5
littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 #6
octoberlib Feb 2013 #7
littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 #8
octoberlib Feb 2013 #9

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:12 PM

1. Yep.

Drill baby drill to the core. This dictatorship is going to be hard to fight but we need to band together and stand our ground.

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Response to mmonk (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:35 PM

3. Absolutely!

If the Obama admin sticks to it's current policies, there won't be any new offshore drilling as long as he's President.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:13 PM

2. McCrony is a corprat shill, above all.

Can't expect anything from him but to buttkiss any corprats, particularly in the energy sector, his alma-mater. Dirtbag.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:08 PM

4. It's going to be a long 4 years watching McCrory destroy NC.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:25 PM

5. Here's a pic of the Continental Shelf

. They want to drill on the outer edges of the light blue area. It's still really close to the coast.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:39 PM

6. I don't remember ever hating anyone more than

Mr. McCrooked. What are we going to do? Who has organized against him? Anyone? I am ready to march on Raleigh. Or should we be more clandestine? Someone please tell me.

Fired Up.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251284209


Love, Peace and Shelter. lmsp

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:52 PM

7. I read that post and it made me sick.

mmonk put together a petition on fracking. http://www.change.org/petitions/north-carolina-general-assembly-we-request-a-full-health-impact-assessment-on-hydraulic-fracturing-for-gas#
and I know there is a NC anti-fracking group.http://frackfreenc.org/contact/ I imagine something is being organized for the drilling as we speak. If I find out anything I'll post it here.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:01 PM

8. " I read that post"

What post are you referring to? I confuse easily. Love, Peace and Shelter.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:04 PM

9. I'm sorry . The part of the post about McCrory's ties to the Petroleum Institute and

the fact that he hasn't come clean about exactly what he does.I should have clarified.

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