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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 THE ADMINISTRATION IS REALLY ABOUT LIMITING “BIG GOVERNMENT,” THEN WHY WON’T THEY LISTEN TO COASTAL COMMUNITIES’ CONCERNS?
QUESTION 7: 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.

SPEAK OUT NOW!

Call the White House (202-456-1111) and Department of Interior (202-208- 3100) and ask President Trump and Secretary Zinke not to risk NC’s proven, more profitable coastal tourism industry in a risky pursuit for offshore petroleum.

Call Governor Roy Cooper’s office at 919-814-2000 and tell him you value the jobs and revenue our precious coastline already produces.

Then call your state senators and representatives and tell them, there are ways to create jobs, revenue and energy in North Carolina. But offshore drilling is Not the Answer.

FULL LIST OF CONTACTS
Read on for a list of federal and coastal NC decision-makers. Phone calls often work best, but a personal, well-spoken email is also effective.

President Donald J. Trump: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Dept. of Interior: https://www.doi.gov/contact-us

Gov. Roy Cooper: https://governor.nc.gov/contact-governor-cooper

Congressman Walter B. Jones: https://jones.house.gov/contact-me

Congressman David Rouzer: https://rouzer.house.gov/contact

Senator Richard Burr: https://www.burr.senate.gov/contact/email

Senator Thom Tillis: https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact


Image courtesy of CAP; figures reflect total economic output alone coast, including real estate pricing, construction and other industries in addition to tourism.