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“Rally to Raleigh”: Oppose Offshore Oil and Gas Development Off of Our Coast
February 26 @ 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Your voice matters. We have another long fight to keep North Carolina off-limits to offshore drilling.
Join the Offshore Oil Coalition and travel to Raleigh on Monday, Feb. 26 to bring the power of the coast to Raleigh for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s public meeting. Your voice is needed to make a strong statement “NOT OFF OUR COAST” to the federal government’s new draft five-year lease plan for offshore oil and gas exploration, which would devastate our coastal economy, beaches, fishing and vital coastal tourism. To make it easier to get there, we have chartered buses leaving from the coast to Raleigh for the meeting, which runs 3-7 p.m. and is in an open-house setting. Spots are limited, so register as soon as possible.
All buses are full.
We also encourage our supporters in the Triangle and elsewhere to attend the meeting! The bus leaving from Morehead City will also be stopping in New Bern to pick up riders.
If you can’t make it, you can still submit your comment online.
“Rally to Raleigh” chartered buses will depart from three regions of our coast: Wilmington, Morehead City and Nags Head. The bus trips will allow coastal residents, who would be most affected by oil and gas exploration, to travel together to participate in the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management’s open house in Raleigh. There will also be a press event and rally at 6 p.m. in the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown where the BOEM event will take place. State leaders and experts will also stand with us in opposition to proposed oil and gas exploration and seismic testing off North Carolina’s coast.
Buses will depart at 12:30 or 1:30 p.m. depending on location and return by 10 p.m. Please arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. A $10 non-refundable donation is required to reserve your seat and will help us fund this important and critical fight to protect our coast.
For riders joining the Morehead City bus in New Bern, plan to meet at the New Bern Mall at the Belk’s parking lot near the Chick-Fil-A at 2:15 p.m.
Public opposition to offshore oil drilling helped stop it from happening off North Carolina’s coast in 2016. It also helped convince Gov. Roy Cooper to take a strong stance against offshore oil drilling and seismic blasting. The waters off North Carolina should be off-limits to these destructive processes.
Sponsored by the North Carolina Coastal Federation; Oceana; Cape Fear Chapter of the North Carolina Sierra Club; Cape Fear and Outer Banks Chapters of the Surfrider Foundation; Crystal Coast Waterkeeper; Citizens Protecting the Atlantic Coast; Southern Environmental Law Center; NC Conservation Network; NC League of Conservation Voters; Environment North Carolina; Center for Biological Diversity; Save Our Sea NC; and Brunswick Environmental Action Team.
If you cannot travel with us to Raleigh, you can still send in a comment or make a donation:
– Submit a public comment online
– Call direct to the Interior Department at 202-208-3100
– Support the advocacy, education and restoration projects that make our coast worth the fight.
Morehead City: Kmart Parking Lot, 4915 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
Nags Head: The Soundside Event Site, 6800 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959