WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and nine of his Democratic colleagues took over the Senate floor to oppose President Donald Trump's proposal to allow oil drilling off the Jersey Shore and on most other U.S. coasts.

"What's happening here is a dream scenario for the oil industry, but a nightmare for our shore communities," Menendez said in his floor speech. "It's a gift to corporate polluters at the expense of our coastal economies."

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