File: Opponents of opening waters off the Carolinas coast to exploration for oil and natural gas hold signs on March 11, 2015 in Mount Pleasant, S.C. They were standing outside a motel where the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held a meeting to take public comment on opening areas to drilling.
File: Opponents of opening waters off the Carolinas coast to exploration for oil and natural gas hold signs on March 11, 2015 in Mount Pleasant, S.C. They were standing outside a motel where the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held a meeting to take public comment on opening areas to drilling. Bruce Smith AP
File: Opponents of opening waters off the Carolinas coast to exploration for oil and natural gas hold signs on March 11, 2015 in Mount Pleasant, S.C. They were standing outside a motel where the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held a meeting to take public comment on opening areas to drilling. Bruce Smith AP

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