Editorial: Stand up to Trump: No oil drilling off N.J.’s coast

Offshore oil drilling rig

STAR-LEDGER – This is an era of abundant energy and growing environmental risks, so the Trump Administration – which has mastered the dark art of compromising the practical future for the political present – has decided it would be the perfect time to hang a massive choker of oil rigs around the country’s neck.

The president has proposed opening up more than 90 percent of the waters surrounding the continental U.S. – that’s 100 million acres – to offshore drilling …



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