Environmentalists call for halt to NJ offshore drilling

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MICHAEL ARON / NJTV NEWS – “Madness” and “ridiculous” were words used at Wednesday’s news conference on the Asbury Park Boardwalk.

Last month, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed opening up 90 percent of America’s coastline for offshore oil and gas drilling, including the Atlantic.

Environmentalists and Jersey Shore stakeholders have been fighting that idea for years.

“To consistently have these meetings and these press conferences about this subject is totally asinine and insane,” said Asbury Park Mayor John Moor …

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