Drilling protest staged outside function attended by McCrory

By on August 29, 2015

Dozens of people gathered Friday for a protest against offshore drilling as Gov. Pat McCrory was attending a private function at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo.

McCrory is an outspoken advocate, saying offshore drilling will generate jobs and revenue for the state.

Local towns, Dare County and businesses organizations have passed resolutions against it, saying the risk to tourism and the ecology is far greater than any possiblel economic benefit.

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