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PRICE STATEMENT ON NC OFFSHORE DRILLING ANNOUNCEMENT

March 15, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC –Congressman David E. Price (NC-04) released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s announcement that it will not pursue offshore drilling in the mid-Atlantic region, which includes North Carolina.

“I am very pleased that the Obama Administration has removed the mid-Atlantic from its offshore drilling plan, heeding the calls that I and thousands of North Carolinians have made to abandon its ill-advised proposal. Today’s announcement is a victory for North Carolina’s economy, environment, and quality of life, especially in our coastal communities. The message should be clear -- as we work to build a more secure energy future, we must carefully weigh the environmental risks and, beyond that, shift from fossil fuels to renewable sources that will drive economic growth and preserve our natural treasures for generations to come.”

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