Perdue Signs Oil Spill Protection Bill

North Carolina may be safe from any oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico, but it has a new law designed to further protect the state's coast from similar disasters.

Gov. Beverly Perdue signed a bill this week that lifts the cap on damages that can be recovered as a result of offshore oil spills.

The law also directs the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety to review any potential impact on North Carolina from the oil spill that started after an April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

The Obama administration said Wednesday that there's no longer a threat from the Gulf spill to the Atlantic coast.

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  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Aug 5, 2010 at 04:49 AM
    So now we are protected from oil spills with this new piece of legislation. We should also enact a bill to protect us from hurricanes, tornadoes, and any other natural disasters that might occur (not that an oil spill is a natural disaster). The important thing to remember is that the law will protect us - right Bev??? (If the Dems can get away with this one, it's no wonder they keep getting elected.)
  • by Justice on Aug 4, 2010 at 08:11 PM
    What Perdue just signed, was a bill to FIND some way to get money out of BP, FIND some way this oil spill harmed this state. Perdue wants to create something to get more cash to spend.
  • by Steve Location: Ayden on Aug 4, 2010 at 07:33 PM
    Kind of a wasted law since there is no drilling. We can see clearly that the spill in the Gulf can be handled and cleaned in a very short time. Especially if you get Obama out of the way!!! Oil and Natural Gas are natural, earth made products and are essential for life on this planet. Obama tried to make it worse than it needed to be to push his agenda, but of course like everything else, he failed. He let the thing gush for 50 days so he could push a climate bill!! Lets do some drilling before we waste time on a useless bill.
  • by white Location: wash on Aug 4, 2010 at 06:54 PM
    Hi Ginger: I truly think your so right sweet lady...Gov.Perdue is part of said Nation wide Gov. spider web...and Pres.Obummer is the puppet Master. Until 2012
  • by ginger Location: greenville on Aug 4, 2010 at 06:00 PM
    Um, White, not to be snarky, but isn't Perdue the GOVERNor, and if so, wouldn't that mean she is [part of] the GOVERNment? Just sayin' ...
  • by Jim Location: Grifton on Aug 4, 2010 at 05:53 PM
    Good for you Bev.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 4, 2010 at 05:48 PM
    Obonga said there is no longer a threat to the east coast atlantic?Well Rush Limbaugh said that the first week into this so called ENVIROMENTAL disaster.
  • by white Location: wash on Aug 4, 2010 at 05:00 PM
    The federal Government owns the land and regulates it's use!...In other words Perdue your a puppet for the Government!
  • by Jim Location: SC on Aug 4, 2010 at 04:54 PM
    Pete, She can't do that. She would be cutting in to her voter base.
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Aug 4, 2010 at 04:46 PM
    I wonder if that law will even be valid over federal law... These are murky waters these days...just look at Arizona... it's like the government is picking and choosing what laws to enforce and then stripping states of their sovereignty...
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