Should North Carolina Still Consider Offshore Drilling

President Obama pledged an all out response to the massive oil spill expected to reach the Gulf Coast within days.

About 795 liters of oil is spewing from a well drilled by BP.

It was Sunday when an oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana.

And since then, oil has continued to spread rapidly.

Now questions and concerns about offshore drilling off our coast have been raised.

The idea of something of this magnitude happening here has many on alert including the North Carolina Coastal Federation, who fear the possibility of a spill happening here.

Despite what has happened off the coast of Louisiana, there are many people who are still for offshore drilling pointing out the possibility of it bringing more jobs to the area.


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  • by Vance on May 2, 2010 at 04:59 PM
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  • by Smart Redneck Location: NC coast on May 2, 2010 at 02:35 PM
    Actually, do not own a pickup truck. Have an environmental/natural resources preservation type degree. Was wondering what kind of feathers I could ruffle on here. Like one professor said: no matter how bad humans screw up the earth, natural forces will bring it back to some sort of homeostasis, with or without human inhabitants.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on May 2, 2010 at 01:11 PM
    Anonymous on May 2, 2010 at 12:41 PM, do you have any facts to support your hooey are or you napping from tree hugging? Did you sell your car and house yet? There are so many hypocrites that post here, sad, they have no idea as to the fact, they are the worst users of oil. Plastic bottles, pampers, houses, cars, bicycles....cast the first stone.
  • by V on May 2, 2010 at 10:50 AM
    To Tree Hugger:What do you want to go back to?Heating your home with a TREE(talk about spewing pollution).Sure sounds like it.Solar panels?Tell that to people up north where in snows and is cloudy for days sometimes weeks at the time.And by the way to Anonymous@12:41: The Amish heat their homes with TREES.
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2010 at 09:41 AM
    Seems our health was better when things were made of glass instead of oil based products, less cancers and other sickness. Maybe the Amish have something that is right.
  • by Huge Truck Location: Big As The World on May 2, 2010 at 08:25 AM
    "Drill Baby, Drill!" It's either drill or go back to living like the Amish. As someone else pointed out, if you only knew the amount of things made from oil or oil based products. I can't imagine going back to IV bags made of glass. All the products damaged because the containers were glass. Even baby bottles, Pampers, even vinyl. Plastic might seem like a small thing to give up, but it's NOT!
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2010 at 08:04 AM
    Where are all the "DRILL BABY DRILL" supporters? Oh, they are the ones advising everyone else what they should do.
  • by Tree Hugger Location: Richlands on May 2, 2010 at 04:57 AM
    Hey, Redneck. You need your oil. Well, when man destroys his habitat and he will. Let's see if you can eat your truck! A big truck usually means a compensation for smaller things. I am sure you get my drift. Wake up! The world is bigger than you truck.
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2010 at 04:53 AM
    I applaud the fisher people and other water people that are stepping up to help with the clean up. Sure BP will pay them, but they are out there help, wish the same could be said for the government. And do any of you really think Obama's EPA would ever allow drilling off the coast, his approval of drilling was political talk and nothing more, so don't get your panties in a bunch.
  • by Rock Location: Greenville on May 2, 2010 at 03:52 AM
    Anonomous@10:28 The Oil company understated the extent of the spill. They tried several methods to contain it, in which all failed. I think they wanted to keep the public and government out of it as long as possible. Sounds like a Cover-up to me, they have something to hide.
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