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North Myrtle Beach City Council opposes offshore drilling

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – North Myrtle Beach City Council members unanimously voted Monday to oppose offshore drilling.

According to a release from Oceana, city council passed a resolution opposing offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting off South Carolina’s coast.

The City Council agenda says, just one spill could damage the North Myrtle Beach environment. 

North Myrtle Beach City Council believes that the benefit of oil and gas that would likely accrue to the global energy market is not worth the risk of an accident that would cripple our local and statewide economy.

Just last week, Myrtle Beach City Council voted to oppose offshore drilling. To view the story and video click here.

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