MANTEO — The Dare Board of Commissioners provided time last week for offshore drilling advocates to speak but ultimately stuck to their position that the risks were unacceptable, the Outer Banks Sentinel reported.
Vice Chairman Wally Overman said during the meeting April 3, “I can’t imagine a worse place to be drilling.”
The meeting included a presentation by an anti-wind-power activist who claimed seismic surveys have resulted in no consequential environmental problems, that an oil spill would be extremely unlikely and that wind turbines produce more damage and greater risk to coastal tourism.
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