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…
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: