Rally in Raleigh to Oppose Offshore
Oil and Gas Drilling Off of Our Coast on February 26th, 2018
BEAT members travelled to Raleigh on Monday, February 26th to join the Offshore Oil Coalition to bring the power of the coast to participate in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s public meeting. The effort was to proclaim a strong statement “NOT OFF OUR COAST” to the federal government’s new draft five-year lease plan for offshore oil and gas exploration, which could devastate our coastal economy, beaches, fishing and vital coastal tourism.
The event was sponsored by the North Carolina Coastal Federation; Oceana; Cape Fear Chapter of the North Carolina Sierra Club; Cape Fear and Outer Banks Chapters of the Surfrider Foundation; Crystal Coast Waterkeeper; Citizens Protecting the Atlantic Coast; Southern Environmental Law Center; NC Conservation Network; NC League of Conservation Voters; Environment North Carolina; Center for Biological Diversity; Save Our Sea NC; and the Brunswick Environmental Action Team.