Join the Crystal Coast Waterkeeper in Jacksonville and Morehead City for “Shore Stories,” six short films that highlight the nation’s growing grass-roots resistance to offshore drilling.
“Shore Stories” will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Onslow County Public Library, 58 Doris Ave E, Jacksonville, and Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Carteret County Community College’s Joslyn Hall, 3505 Arendell St. Morehead City.
The six short films not only highlight the grassroots resistance taking place across the US, but also stories from past oil and gas exploration, including the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.
The voices behind these stories represent a broad range of people who love the coast and stand together in opposition to drilling, including surfers, fishermen, scientists, environmentalists, business owners, and coastal residents.
After the films, there will be a discussion of the proposal, how to submit comments, and how to become involved in resisting these plans.
In January 2018, the current administration proposed a new offshore drilling plan that would open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore drilling, including the coast of North Carolina.
In response, Working Films teamed up with Oceana, the Surfrider Foundation, and local and statewide organizations in coastal communities across the United States to tour Shore Stories, six short films that expose the devastation of past oil and gas exploration and highlight grassroots resistance to offshore drilling.
Hosting the showings is the Crystal Coast Waterkeeper, advocacy organization with the purpose of protecting and enhancing the waters of Bogue Sound, Back Sound, Core Sound and offshore Atlantic Ocean.