News that Florida appears to have gotten a pass from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke while the Garden State’s Atlantic Coast will likely be open for drilling has members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation fuming.
A five-year plan released earlier this month under Zinke’s watch would allow offshore drilling in more than 90 percent of the outer continental shelf, which includes areas of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans.
The plan drew immediate outrage from governors and members of Congress representing coastal states – for good reason.
As U.S. Reps. Chris Smith (R-4th) and Frank LoBiondo (R-2nd) point out in a letter, …read more
Source: NJ.com Atlantic