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Oil Jobs are Estimates. Our Jobs are Real.

If offshore drilling is the solution to NC’s economic problems, then we’ve got bigger problems —

AND A FEW SERIOUS QUESTIONS:

QUESTION 1: ARE THE TEMPORARY JOBS AND REVENUES FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING REALLY WORTH TANKING THE REST OF OUR COASTAL ECONOMY?
QUESTION 2: IF DRILLING IS SO SAFE, HOW COME THERE ARE SO MANY SPILLS?
QUESTION 3: IF THE OIL INDUSTRY WANTS TO HELP COASTAL RESIDENTS’ POCKETBOOKS, WHY DO THEY ALWAYS FIGHT PAYING FOR THEIR MISTAKES?
QUESTION 4: IF PETROLEUM REPRESENTS A MORE RELIABLE INDUSTRY, WHY IS OIL TANKING — AND TOURISM KEEPS BOOMING?
QUESTION 5: IF THE REAL MOTIVATION IS ENERGY INDEPENDENCE, THEN WHY NOT PUSH FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY?
QUESTION 6: IF THIS WERE YOUR BUSINESS DECISION WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

There are ways to create jobs, revenue and energy in North Carolina. But offshore drilling is Not the Answer.