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Re: “From the archives: Offshore drilling in North Carolina could threaten ecosystems

Proponents for North Carolina oil and gas development have gone out of their way to appease the people of North Carolina, environmentalist etc. Oil & gas developers already have to secure a 1 million bond & the state has a severance tax in place. The drilling rules and regulations reflect this effort. At some point we just need to move forward. There will be a very positive economic impact, this is a fact.

Once oil and gas development kicks-off, all the posturing will end. Do you really think NC business owners are going to complain when their coffee shops, motels, and businesses in general, start making more profit than ever because the oil and gas companies/crews are spending money in their towns. I am sure most will be happy. Instead of driving oil and gas developers away by making it too expensive and difficult because of over-regulation; let’s get them in here spending their money with our business owners.

Food for Fodder

I will say I am biased; I am an oil and gas man. I believe that alternative energy sources should be developed, and implemented. With that said, it will take a multiplicity of alternatives to make-up for the simplicity and relative low cost of developing, and producing hydrocarbons. The public should understand hundreds of products are derived from petroleum.

Please see this link: A partial list of products made from Petroleum (144 of 6000 items):

It will take some time to retool the infrastructure, not to mention the cost, to implement alternative energy sources, and substitute petroleum products. Again, it will take a multiplicity of alternatives to make-up for the simplicity of the hydrocarbon. The cost of retooling will result in higher cost to the consumer for many products we use every day.

Yes, Wind, Solar, etc. are relevant. Maybe there could be more jobs generated by wind/solar development versus oil and gas develop, but I am sure I can find a study that debunks the wind/solar job theories. Why can’t we create jobs with all energy industries? Why should we close the door on additional jobs that could be created by multiple energy developers?

Let’s maximize all energy resources, why does it have to be either, or. Everybody wins if will let all energy development co-exist, thus we have exponential job growth and money being pumped into the economy.

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Posted by NC Man on 01/28/2015 at 6:31 AM

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