Offshore Energy NC Scientific Advisory Panel

Guest Blog | March 24, 2010 | Position Statements

In response to a proposed federal natural gas and oil leasing program for the Atlantic, Governor Beverly Perdue of North Carolina created (by executive order) a Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy in September 2009. The stated purpose of this panel is to evaluate all offshore energy options (wind, tidal, gas, oil, etc.) and develop a comprehensive offshore energy strategy for the state. These are SACE’s comments in opposition to new offshore oil drilling and in favor of offshore wind energy development off the coast of North Carolina.SACENCSAPcomments.pdf