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How D.C. Impacts Dare County-off shore drilling

How D.C. Impacts Dare County-off shore drilling




Love your Outer Banks, the ocean off the coast - then you should read this and let your voice be heard: http://www.obsentinel.com/news/advocates-local-leaders-vow-to-fight-offshore-drilling-plan/article_7df0eca6-f56f-11e7-8ba7-3748396c19e1.html

And here is another source to read, if you're interested: http://usa.oceana.org/press-releases/oceana-calls-secretary-zinke-reverse-course-radical-offshore-drilling-plan



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Just reading this post, wow, very few responses, don't say you weren't warned.


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Zinke says it is "better for the environment to produce energy here with responsible regulation," but what the Sentinel article didn't mention is that Trump just proposed to weaken rules on offshore oil and gas drilling that were imposed after the deadly 2010 rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The new rules required more frequent inspection of devices like blowout preventers, which caused the BP spill, but now those rules are being weakened, even as they want to expand offshore drilling. Nothing responsible about that.


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This is a grave situation! I will raise my voice against it. Folks need to take a stand get involved.


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Follow up article in yesterday's Sentinel: http://www.obsentinel.com/news/cooper-asks-feds-to-exempt-n-c-from-offshore-drilling/article_4cc2b3e4-f669-11e7-bcd8-930ea4dcbf36.html

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. The most important thing it to let your views be known to those who have the power - many of whom are in their positions to represent the people that voted for them.


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*yawn*
Remember over regulation and $4.00/gallon gas? Thanks to Marcellus shale exploration in your states NY, PA and MD (and elsewhere) we now have abundant energy. Every available resource should be explored. Extremely low risk, high reward.



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*yawn*
Remember over regulation and $4.00/gallon gas? Thanks to Marcellus shale exploration in your states NY, PA and MD (and elsewhere) we now have abundant energy. Every available resource should be explored. Extremely low risk, high reward.

hatterasnc

Yup. If you run a/c allsummer long, drive a SUV, Heat your home with fossil fuels, or electricity derived from same. Then you need to live with the need to extract oil/gas. Solar and wind won't cut it.
BTW I don't run A/C except on the very hottest days, about 2 weeks a summer. Drive a small car most of the time. And spend 25% of the year living off grid using solar power. If fat America gives up the soft life we could do away with fossil fuels.


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*yawn*
Remember over regulation and $4.00/gallon gas? Thanks to Marcellus shale exploration in your states NY, PA and MD (and elsewhere) we now have abundant energy. Every available resource should be explored. Extremely low risk, high reward.

hatterasnc
Pretty much what I was thinking. Everyone wants what we want but not in my backyard. I'm for it as well.


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I have no issue with extraction. I worked for a natural gas company for 20 years. But there is a right way and a wrong way to extract. I doubt the people in Oklahoma dealing with the many earthquakes that fracking has brought to their communities would say it's low risk (they're getting close to California's earthquake level). And people who live on the coast, who make their living from the coast, and who own rental property on the coast have every right to demand that the best safety and regulatory measures be put in place before we even consider ramping up drilling. But that isn't going to happen; it's just the opposite. If we're asked to sacrifice our coasts to potential spills, to sacrifice our marine mammals and fish to the physical harm of seismic testing, and sacrifice our tourism business to the economic downsides of big oil rigs and pollution along the coast, then we have a right to see it done in the safest manner possible. They should be bending over backwards to reassure us that they plan to keep tight oversight of the oil/gas industry and enforce strict rules to ensure a BP spill doesn't happen again, especially considering the economic engine that are the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. And they should allow states to determine whether drilling occurs off their coasts. But all I see and hear is industry running the show, and I don't have confidence it will change anytime soon.


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1. Term limits
2. No more lobbying
3. Repeal citizens united


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*yawn*
Remember over regulation and $4.00/gallon gas? Thanks to Marcellus shale exploration in your states NY, PA and MD (and elsewhere) we now have abundant energy. Every available resource should be explored. Extremely low risk, high reward.

hatterasnc

I remember the $4.00/g gas, but I don't remember over regulation being the cause. It's funny how, with no major regulatory changes, the price declined to it's current level.

Also, if we have "abundant energy", why do we need to explore for more? In any case, gas and oil, like coal, are on the usage decline. It's only a matter of time before the supply will far exceed the demand (at least in first world countries). I guess It could be used as an export...

John