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Poll Shows NC’s 3rd Congressional District Voters Oppose Offshore Drilling PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 July 2019 12:08

RALEIGH, NC - A poll on behalf of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, Environment North Carolina and the NRDC Action Fund found 52.8 percent of voters in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District believe offshore drilling is too risky, and 62.8 percent of voters want the government to reduce regulation in order to allow for more offshore wind development. 


In response, Karen Brown, President and CEO of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce stated "as the lead advocate for our coastal economy, the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce isn't surprised that so many residents share our concerns about the devastating impacts offshore drilling could have on our economy."


"Offshore drilling and seismic testing is a dangerous and dirty business. When compared with safe, renewable wind power it's clear that people see the potential of clean energy while also recognizing that drilling is just too risky for our coast and our climate," said Drew Ball, Director of Environment North Carolina.


"North Carolinians clearly prefer clean, safe energy from offshore wind power," said Kayla Calkin, Federal Campaigns Manager for the NRDC Action Fund. "They expect their elected representatives to fight for them and protect the state's coast from dirty and dangerous offshore drilling."

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