The Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore oil exploration, opening the floodgates to dirty and dangerous drilling that threatens coastal cultures and economies that rely on clean and healthy oceans. This is a clear example of politics over people, and it ignores widespread public opposition.

In response, we’ve teamed up with Oceana, the Surfrider Foundation, and local and statewide organizations in coastal communities across North Carolina to tour Shore Stories, six short films that expose the devastation of past oil and gas exploration and highlight grassroots resistance to offshore drilling. 

Residents across our state love the beach. The screenings are being used to vision a future where bureaucratic and monied interests aren’t controlling the future of our oceans and the coasts. The tour is building opposition to drilling  and increasing the number of people attending public hearings and speaking out through public comments to BOEM in advance of a March 9th deadline to do so.

See the list of screenings below, and check back often as events are being added every day. After each screening, local and statewide leaders will hold discussions with audiences about the proposal and ways to get involved in resisting this disastrous plan.

If you would like to bring Shore Stories to your community, please contact Andy Myers at: amyers [AT]

Pittsboro, North Carolina
Tuesday February 13th 6:30pm
Pittsboro Roadhouse
39 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Hosted by: 350 Triangle and Going Sustainable

Greensboro, North Carolina (screening 1)
Wednesday February 14th at 6pm.
Kathleen Clay Library
1420 Price Park Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27410
Hosted by: Sierra Club Piedmont Plateau Group.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Thursday February 15th at 6:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh
3313 Wade Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Hosted by: Sierra Club Capital Group.

Greensboro, North Carolina (screening 2)
Tuesday February 20th at 6pm.
Benjamin Branch Library
1530 Benjamin Pkwy.
Greensboro, NC 27408
Hosted by: Sierra Club Piedmont Plateau Group.

Jacksonville, North Carolina
Wednesday February 21st at 6:30pm
Onslow County Public Library
58 Doris Avenue East
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Hosted by: White Oak-New Riverkeeper Alliance, Coastal Carolina River Watch, Environment NC, Oceana, and Croatan Sierra Club Group. 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Thursday February 22nd at 7pm.
United Church of Chapel Hill
1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Hosted by: 350 Triangle.

Morehead City, North Carolina
Tuesday February 27th at 6:30pm
Carteret County Community College – Joslyn Hall
3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
Hosted by: Crystal Coast Waterkeeper, Citizens Protecting the Atlantic Coast, and Business Alliance Protecting the Atlantic Coast.

New Bern, North Carolina
Thursday March 1st at 6:30pm
Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven St
New Bern, NC 28560
Hosted by: Carolina Nature Coalition and Croatan Group of NC Sierra Club.

And more to be announced soon! 

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