Offshore Oil Drilling

Offshore Oil Drilling

Under proposed plan changes, the U.S Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will be opening all U.S. waters off the coast of North Carolina to offshore oil drilling.  Recently, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners reaffirmed its opposition to any oil drilling off the North Carolina coast, citing threats to our economy and pristine beaches.  

The federal government is seeking input on the proposed plan, and the comment period ends March 9, 2018.


Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Offshore Oil Drilling Public Comment Page:

BOEM Offshore Drilling Public Comment


Tips for Making Comments:

BOEM Tips for Making Public Comments

Don't Drill NC Tips for Making Public Comments

Offshore drilling facts (courtesy N.C. Coastal Federation):  https://www.nccoast.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Offshore-Oil-Fact-Sheet-2017.pdf  


Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners Opposition to Offshore Drilling

January 24, 2018 Letter to BOEM Acting Director Cruickshank

August 17, 2017 Letter to Governor Cooper Urging Opposition to Offshore Drilling

April 13, 2015 Resolution Expressing the KDH Board of Commissioners Continued Opposition to Offshore Drilling

June 9, 2014 Resolution Opposing Offshore Exploration and Production of Petroleum Resources on the Continental Shelf Off the Coast of North Carolina

December 12, 1994 Resolution in Opposition to Offshore Gas/Oil Exploration

February 27, 1989 Resolution Opposing Offshore Exploratory Drilling Until Environmental Concerns of the People are Satisfied

Other Opposition to Offshore Drilling:

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

Other Communities (courtesy Oceana): http://usa.oceana.org/climate-and-energy/grassroots-opposition-offshore-drilling-and-exploration-atlantic-ocean-and

Don't Drill NC

N.C. Coastal Federation

Dont Drill Sign

Show Your Support of our economy and clean beaches: limited numbers of free “Don’t Drill NC” signs are available at the Town’s Recycle Center, located at 701 Bermuda Bay Blvd, to place on your private property.