Jersey to Trump: If you’re banning oil drilling off Florida coast, ban it here too

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JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM – If Florida’s coasts are off-limits to oil drilling, so should the Jersey Shore, according to the entire 14-member Garden State congressional delegation.

New Jersey’s two senators and 12 House members invited Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to visit their state and “learn firsthand about how offshore drilling would harm our communities and our economy” in a letter released Thursday.

“We would be happy to facilitate such a visit and connect you with the individuals who have the most to lose in the event of an oil spill,” they wrote …

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