In Supporting Offshore Drilling, Virginia’s Governor Now Stands Alone in the Southeast

The North Carolina governor’s office — once the leading force behind the push to open the Southeast coast to offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling — has reversed course under new leadership and amid dramatic political shifts on the issue. Gov. Roy Cooper (D) held a press conference this week on a barrier island along the Crystal Coast, a popular North Carolina tourist spot, to announce that his Department of Environmental Quality would submit formal comments to the Trump administration opposing permits allowing seismic testing for offshore oil and gas reserves.,,, That leaves McAuliffe as the lone Southeastern coastal representative in the Governors Coalition,,, click here to read the story 13:47

  • DickyG

    Get with it Gov! The world does not need more oil (P.S. there’s a glut!). Don’t throw away some of the richest fishing grounds and a source of clean healthy protein in the name of increased profits for an already filthy rich oil industry!