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Kure Beach becomes 100th municipality to oppose offshore drilling

The Kure Beach Town Council was unanimous in its support Monday night of a resolution opposing offshore drilling and seismic testing off the Carolina coast. The adopted resolution read in part:

…exploratory and commercial drilling, extraction, and transportation of offshore oil and gas resources pose a significant risk of a spill, therefore, posing threats to tourist and seafood industries, the economy, the environment, and our quality of life in Kure Beach and other Atlantic Coastal communities…

The environmental group Oceana was quick to recognize the milestone on Twitter:
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Passage of the resolution by newly-elected Mayor Emilie Swearingen and her town council came a little more than two years after then-mayor Dean Lambeth signed a letter supporting seismic testing. Reports by the media indicate that letter was actually penned by a lobbying group backed by the American Petroleum Institute.

To read the full resolution opposing offshore drilling, click below:

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