New Jersey ready to ban offshore drilling, thwart Trump plan

Offshore oil drilling rig

WAYNE PARRY / AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT – New Jersey is prepared to thwart President Donald Trump’s plan for offshore oil and gas drilling by enacting a ban on such activity or its supporting infrastructure in state waters.

The state Assembly gave final legislative approval Thursday to a measure banning not only drilling in state waters, but any activity that supports it, such as pipelines and docks.

The bill now goes to the desk of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who has repeatedly voiced opposition to the drilling plan …

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