N.J. wants out of Trump plan for offshore drilling

N.J. wants out of Trump plan for offshore drilling


By:  Phil Gregory
WHYY

 

After U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke agreed to remove Florida’s waters from consideration for expanded offshore oil and gas drilling, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and some of the Garden State’s federal lawmakers are demanding the same consideration.

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez said Wednesday that goes for New Jersey as well.

 “I think New Jersey deserves the same right,” he said. “And if it doesn’t get the same right, it will be an item to be litigated. How is it that you can make an arbitrary decision to take Florida off and not New Jersey?”

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