Editorial: Offshore drilling push moves south, reducing threat to NJ

Offshore oil drilling rig

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – The possibility of oil drilling in the Atlantic off New Jersey keeps simmering on the back burner. Judging by the latest developments, it’s cooling down a bit after barely getting warm.

That’s a good thing, of course. Offshore drilling is strongly opposed by state residents and officials, especially in South Jersey with its crucial tourism industry that depends on the ocean and beaches remaining untainted by oil spills and tar balls.

The push for offshore drilling began last year, as it has multiple times over the past four decades, with the federal government saying it intended to make coastal waters available for energy exploration and extraction …

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