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McCrory issues laughable response to offshore drilling decision

As reported hNoDrillJpgere and many other places this morning, the Obama administration has, after lots of careful consideration, decided to listen to public opinion, science, economics and common sense and say “no” to offshore oil and gas drilling off the coast of North Carolina and other Atlantic states. This is a great victory for our state’s already endangered coastline.

Not surprisingly, however, Governor Pat McCrory is cranky about the decision. This is from a statement he issued a few minutes ago:

“President Obama’s total reversal can only be described as a special political favor to far-left activists that have no problem importing energy resources from countries hostile to the United States. What’s more troubling is the President is closing the door before he even knows what resources can be harnessed in an environmentally sound way. Unfortunately, the Obama administration’s deal could ultimately cost North Carolina thousands of new jobs and billions in needed revenue for schools, infrastructure, dredging and beach renourishment.”

A “favor to far-left activists,” huh? Uh, Governor, setting aside the absurdity of suggesting that a President in his last year of office is motivated by a desire to grant “favors” to “activists,” you might want to take note of the fact that your plan to drill right off of the North Carolina coast was opposed by more than 100 municipalities in North Carolina as well as scores of elected officials throughout the region, including loads of Republicans like Congressman Mark “Appalachian Trail” Sanford.

3 Comments


  1. Alex

    March 16, 2016 at 8:07 am

    I’m glad to see that we will be depending on Middle Eastern oil for at least the next 15 years and our trade deficits will continue unabated for the same time. It is quite comforting to know that we will continue to fund international terrorism.

  2. John Grooms

    March 16, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Alex and other like-minded oil addicts should at least try to keep up. Under the dreaded, evil Obama the Destroyer, the U.S. is less dependent on foreign oil than at any time in decades, to the point that the international press is full of stories about the downward turn Saudi Arabia is taking — funny how you never hear about that from Fox, huh? As far as our peevish little boy governor’s reactions, who could expect anything better?

  3. Gene Hoglan

    March 16, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Hmm yes, far-left activists, including practically every resident, public official, and business owner in every coastal community.
    Bunch of commies the whole lot.

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