March 9, 2018 is the final day to submit public comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on the proposed National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. This plan includes opening waters along the US East Coast to oil and gas leasing and drilling. The first of three proposals was released on January 4, 2018. To read the Draft Proposed Program, click here. Click here to submit a comment on the plan.
On February 8, 2018 the Town of Duck signed a resolution in opposition to offshore drilling off the coast of North Carolina.