NC, SC governors concerned about drilling impact

SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The governors of North Carolina and South Carolina are concerned about the environment and royalties under President Barack Obama's proposal for oil exploration off the East Coast.

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says it's vital that the environment and the state's role in military defense be protected. And she says that the state must also share in any revenues realized from offshore drilling.

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he has serious reservations about drilling off the coast based on the administration proposal.

He says it appears all revenues will go to Washington. He says the state should have a say in any plan for drilling.

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