NC Petroleum Council

an offshore drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico
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Gov. Roy Cooper has vowed to take legal action if the Trump Administration does not exempt North Carolina from offshore oil and gas exploration.

Oil drilliing
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A new economic assessment is the latest effort in the ongoing fight over possible oil exploration off the North Carolina coast.