New Jersey’s offshore drilling ban

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This undated photo provided by the California State Lands Commission shows Platform Holly, an oil drilling rig in the Santa Barbara Channel offshore of the city of Goleta, Calif. The platform will be decommissioned and its operator is seeking bankruptcy protection, nearly two years after the platform was idled when an onshore pipeline ruptured and spilled a massive amount of oil into the ocean, the state and Venoco LLC said Monday, April 17, 2017. (State Lands Commission via AP)

This undated photo provided by the California State Lands Commission shows Platform Holly, an oil drilling rig in the Santa Barbara Channel offshore of the city of Goleta, Calif. The platform will be decommissioned and its operator is seeking bankruptcy protection, nearly two years after the platform was idled when an onshore pipeline ruptured and spilled a massive amount of oil into the ocean, the state and Venoco LLC said Monday, April 17, 2017. (State Lands Commission via AP)

Guests: John Moor, Cindy Zipf

New Jersey passed the one of the toughest offshore drilling bans in the nation in April. It was in response to the Trump administration’s decision to open most U.S. coastal waters to gas and oil drilling. The New Jersey law bans drilling or construction of pipelines or rigs along the state’s coast, three miles out, which it controls. This week, republicans in Congress introduced a bill that would fine states that prohibit drilling off their shores. We’ll talk about the Garden State ban, what other states are doing to protect their coastlines and how it will impact the oil industry with Mayor of Asbury Park, JOHN MOOR, executive director of Clean Ocean Action CINDY ZIPF, and THOMAS PYLE, president of the Institute for Energy Research and the American Energy Alliance.

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