Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Easley Response to Offshore Drilling

Governor Easley of North Carolina attacks McCain's proposal to lift the ban on offshore drilling (link to N&O Blog). Easley states that lifting the ban would not help gas prices but would potentially damage the NC coastline. One quote I found interesting:

Citing the work at the Advanced Transportation Energy Center at N.C. State University, Easley said technological advances could come in two to five years — much sooner than the 10 years it would potentially take to get oil from offshore drilling.

Easley goes on to state that drilling could negatively impact real estate, tourism, and recreational fishing, all important facets of NC's coastal economy.

1 comment:

Warren said...

Offshore drilling should never happen off the pristine coast of NC. I have been to many beaches and NC's are some of the best natural preserved beaches.