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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:17 PM
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Poll: Should companies be allowed to explore for OIL off the NC coast?
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 09:17 PM by supernova
Please DU this poll!

It's currently running 74% to 21% YES.

If you have ever enjoyed the Carolina coastline, please vote NO!

http://www.wral.com/index.html
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tompayne1 Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:24 PM
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1. i have been down to the NC coast
it would be a crime to have it covered with derricks etc.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:26 PM
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2. are they completely insane?
The one and only apparent industry in that part of the state is tourism and fishing related activities. We would have none of that with oil derricks everywhere.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:28 PM
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5. We fended them off once before
in the early 90s I think (can't recall, 'xactly)

But I really don't want derricks visisble from Wilmington or Hatteras. The OBX are vulnerable as it is.

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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:26 PM
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3. Thanks . . . I just voted.

Another thing:
How stupid to put all that oil stuff right in the path of the hurricanes we get every year.

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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:27 PM
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4. NO, NO and HELL NO!
God, is there any place these ruthless bastards will not destroy?
Greedy sons of bitches all can rot in hell.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:33 PM
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6. bump


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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:39 PM
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7. Kick!
:kick: Let's vote people!!
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:42 PM
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8. Thanks for posting this....I voted NO, of course
I can't believe how many are saying YES in this poll.
Somehow, that is difficult to believe.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:44 PM
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9. Why should NC be spared?
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 09:45 PM by depakid
Edwards aside, North Carolina has sent some of the most ardent anti-environmentalists to represent them in Washington. These people don't give a shit about anyone else's environment (or in the case of corporate hog farming- their own).

The cities have some of the worst sprawl and poorest public transit that I've seen anywhere.

Maybe a little quid pro quo will shake some sense into people (though having spent a lot of time there over the years- I sort of doubt it).

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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:48 PM
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10. Because we liberals who live here
deserve better. That's why.

If you don't wanna play, put me on ignore. :eyes:
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:53 PM
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11. All I'm saying is that the people seem to want this sort of thing
and have no problem carrying out policies that waste oil in their neck of the woods- and cause major environmental damage in other parts of the country.

Seems to me, that's the crux of the issue- and maybe it's time it hit home.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:57 PM
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12. Actually, no we don't want it
Stupid-ass senators aside, locally we are a Democratically-run state. Dem Senate and House, Dem Governor, lots a Dem mayors and couny commissioners.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:17 PM
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15. I'd vote "NO" regardless of the state! We have to press for alternate
sources of energy that are renewable.

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Somawas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:11 PM
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13. I just voted. Down to 69-27 in favor, but #s are small
and as a rag sailor who owns property on the very lower Neuse, all I can say is that we don't need that shit outside the fragile barrier islands.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:15 PM
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14. Sure! What Makes Them So Special?
Its OK in the Gulf, off Florida's west coast, California, or Texas, but not North Carolina? How come?

By the way, I have a place in Kill Devil Hills, but to hell with it. There is nothing sacred about North Carolina's beaches. If we want the oil there is a price and the price is oil drilling. I for one and willing to pay it. If you are not then get rid of your car.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:19 PM
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16. So you're against searching for alternate renewable energy?
It's just drill, drill, drill.

We should all be demanding wind and tidal energy to be developed, not drilling for more oil!

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Somawas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:55 PM
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17. It shouldn't have been allowed in ANWR,
and It's not pretty in any of the Gulf States. But I happen to think that drilling on the Atlantic side of the East Coast is pure stupid and an invitation for an environmental disaster.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 07:46 AM
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18. Kick for the morning crowd
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