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Offshore Drilling

An offshore drilling platform.

Offshore Drilling The recent announcement by President Obama to open up areas of the east coast for exploration and possible oil drilling has surprised many environmental advocates but pleased those in the "drill, baby drill" contingent. Our panel will examine the political, practical and environmental aspects of this announcement and what it could mean for the health of North Carolina's economy and the health of its coastline. Guests Bob Tippee - Editor, Oil and Gas Journal Dr. Peter Schwarz - Professor of Economics at UNC Charlotte Bill Gupton - Chairman, Conservation and Advocacy, Central Piedmont Sierra Club US Minerals Management Service Click here to add and read comments