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OBX BOEM PUBLIC Hearing

We are so thankful that BOEM will come to our little oasis and hear our pleas. This is YOUR TIME to SPEAK UP! There will be a press conference at 4:30. We would love to have such a huge show of support that there is not enough room in the Ramada for all of us. Please come learn, share your concerns, and make a big impact that we won’t stand for this. Not now, not ever!

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding an “open house” meeting regarding their 5 year plan (2017-2022) for off shore Oil & Gas development in the Atlantic Ocean. Now is the time to speak up! Let your voices be heard to protect your job and our beautiful beaches.

Comments must be in written format and are encouraged to be personalized and from the heart, not a form letter.

We encourage everyone to participate in this meeting to enable citizens voices be heard in this process.

*Please arrive at 4:30 for a press conference at Comfort Inn (next door to event location at Ramada Inn) and wear BLUE to show our solidarity in protecting our Ocean! We are also challenging everyone to invite 5 friends to attend as well.

If you can’t arrive at that time PLEASE STILL plan to come between 3 and 7 to the Ramada Inn and submit your comments.

Info Link to BOEM website here:

http://www.boem.gov/Five-Year-Program-2017-2022/

 

Join the event on Facebook

You don’t need to join or RSVP anywhere, just show up!

You don’t need to stay the entire time – just show up!

1701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina 27948
This is an open house meeting hosted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). This meeting is an invitation to submit comments on the 2017-2022 offshore leasing program. BOEM is getting ready to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to examine the direct, indirect and cumulative impacts of oil and gas activities off the N.C. coast. Offshore areas are parceled into “blocks” that are categorized and sold to oil and gas companies. Your comments influence what is evaluated in the EIS, and whether or not sections of our offshore waters may ultimately be included in BOEM’s 2017-2022 leasing program.
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You Can Help Fund the Billboards to Spread the Word

We have launched a marketing campaign to have a wider reach, influence more people to get involved, and to let the decision makers know how we feel.

We are specifically seeking funding for two billboards currently in the works that will be located on the two major highways leading to and from the Outer Banks, NC, I-64 going west to Raleigh and US 158 going north to Virginia.

We have enough to cover a few months, but this fight could last a year or two, or longer! We need your help!

Any contribution is greatly appreciated!

Even a mere $1 ONE DOLLAR donation will keep the campaign in the “Trending/Environment” section on IndieGoGo – which will hopefully allow us to be seen by a larger donor and bring in much more. We know the Outer Banks, and we know y’all can pull together on this and make it happen. Please – even a small donation will truly help!

Look! We’re TRENDING on IndieGoGo – keep it up!

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Join Us at the St. Pat’s Parade

Join Not the Answer NC with an “in your face” message including an oil rig float. ALL are welcome!!! We need kids to ride on the float AND we need walkers (our goal is 50 people) behind the float to carry posters and banners.
Our goal is to educate and advertise the BOEM hearing date which is the day after the parade. Please wear a BLUE shirt.

Spot us at Kelly’s Annual St. Patrick’s Parade, take a photo, post it on Instagram or Facebook, hashtag it with ‪#‎nottheanswernc‬ and we’ll enter you in a drawing for a prize pack!

Also, if you see us along the way…jump on in and walk with us, the more the merrier!

Wanna make the Raleigh news? Come walk against off shore oil drilling in the St. Pattys Day Parade. Lets make it a large showing!

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Norfolk BOEM Meeting: Wednesday, February 11th

Here’s the plan for the next Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) meeting:

Wednesday, February 11th at 3 pm
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
777 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

GET DIRECTIONS

Herman over at Kitty Hawk Kayaks & Surf School has graciously donated their van for us to caravan down in. We have approximately 14 seats between that and a few others who have offered to drive. If you would like to ride, PLEASE make sure you respond in the Facebook event page so we know who to expect.

The van will leave the Southern Shores Marketplace at exactly 1pm so meet there. We would love to have at least 20 folks show up from the Outer Banks.

This is the time to speak your mind people!