Bill Presses To Ban Oil, Gas Drilling Off Atlantic Coast

Law360, New York (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New Jersey congressman has put forth a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would ban oil and gas drilling from the outer continental shelf off the coasts of Northern and Mid-Atlantic states in an effort to codify and restore a moratorium on energy expeditions in the region that was lifted in 2008.

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., introduced legislation Tuesday that aims to prohibit the U.S. Department of the Interior from issuing leases authorizing energy exploration and development from planning areas off the...
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