WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — For the previous a number of years, many individuals alongside our coast have been involved about the potential of oil drilling simply offshore.
However President Donald Trump just lately added North Carolina to a moratorium banning offshore drilling by means of not less than 2032.
North Carolina joins Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as states banning the drilling of oil and gasoline for the subsequent decade.
North Carolina senator Thom Tillis spoke with Trump on Monday about including our state to the listing, and says he’s happy that Trump made the choice to incorporate North Carolina.
Amy McGlinn, government board member with the Cape Concern Sierra Membership, additionally expressed positivity with the choice.
“The impacts would have been detrimental to ocean life, to tourism, to the economy in general,” McGlinn stated. “There’s such a huge list of negative impacts that would have. Holding up this moratorium and including North Carolina in that, I feel that is a protection for us.”