U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said she is not opposed to drilling for oil or natural gas off the North Carolina coast if that is what the state decides to do.
"If the state determines that we need to be drilling," Hagan said, "I would support that."
She said North Carolina should get a healthy share of any revenues — perhaps 35 percent, Rob Christensen reports.
"I'm not opposed to it," Hagan said in an interview.
But she said the environmental impact, the cost of retrieving the oil and gas, and what kind of reserves are off the coast are all factors that would have to be weighed.