RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory has criticized the decision by the Obama administration to bar oil drilling off the Atlantic coast, a move he says will have consequences for the state.
In a statement released from his office Tuesday, McCrory said President Obama’s move is a political favor to far-left activists who have no problem importing energy resources from countries hostile to the U.S.
McCrory said the decision could ultimately cost North Carolina thousands of new jobs and the needed revenue for schools, infrastructure, dredging and beach renourishment.
McCrory is chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition.