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2 more NC communities on record opposed to offshore drilling

HOLDEN BEACH, N.C— Two more communities on the North Carolina coast have gone on record opposing drilling for oil and natural gas in the Atlantic Ocean.

The town councils in Holden Beach and Oak Island passed resolutions Tuesday.

Holden Beach passed a resolution opposed to both seismic testing and drilling. Oak Island went on record opposed to drilling after passing a resolution against seismic testing last year.

The advocacy group Oceana says that at least 23 communities in the state have passed similar resolutions.

Opponents say drilling could threaten the environment and the tourism industry. Supporters say offshore drilling can be done safely and will bring jobs and tax revenues to the state.

In related news, Judge temporarily halts fracking approvals in North Carolina.

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