DRIVE TO DRILL: The growing resistance to Atlantic oil and gas drilling

(The third in a three-part series. To read the first, “Energy lobbyists behind governors’ crusade for Atlantic drilling,” click here. To read the second, “Gov. McCrory goes to bat for Big Energy,” click here.)Monthly town council meetings in Kure Beach, North Carolina, an oceanfront community of 2,000 people located 15 miles south of the port city of Wilmington, are usually quiet affairs, drawing a half-dozen or so residents to discuss mundane matters like board appointments and budgets. But the council’s first meeting last year was anything but quiet or mundane: What happened there on Jan. 27, 2014 is considered the bellwether for the growing grassroots movement against oil and gas drilling in Atlantic Ocean waters. Read the rest here 09:14

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