North Carolina governor opposes offshore drilling

The Associated Press

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper says he's opposed to drilling for natural gas and oil off the Atlantic coast, saying it's not worth the risk of harming the state's pristine beaches and tourism economy.

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper says he's opposed to drilling for natural gas and oil off the Atlantic coast, saying it's not worth the risk of harming the state's pristine beaches and tourism economy.

Cooper made the announcement Thursday at a state park in Carteret County. His viewpoint runs counter to those of North Carolina state Republican leaders, including former Gov. Pat McCrory, and President Donald Trump.

The Trump administration is rewriting a five-year drilling plan that would open portions of the Atlantic now off-limits to drilling and has asked permission for companies to use seismic air guns to find oil and gas formations. Cooper says he'll file the state's opposition to the seismic testing ahead of Friday's deadline for comment.

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