Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Obama supports off shore drilling

President Obama has announced support for drilling for oil off the coasts of many states, including North Carolina, according to a story in today’s New York Times. The decision is sure to draw praise from many in the oil industry but criticism from people in environmental groups.

If there is an oil spill that affects the coast of North Carolina, the result could devastate both the fishing industry as well as the tourism industry in NC. Many of the elected leaders and candidates for office in NC have vowed to fight against drilling in North Carolina’s waters.