NJ Enviro Regulator Blasts Atlantic Ocean Drilling Plan

Law360, New York (August 16, 2017, 6:39 PM EDT) -- New Jersey’s environmental regulator voiced its opposition to the federal government’s proposal for offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean waters off the state’s coast, telling authorities on Wednesday that such industrialization could harm natural resources, coastal communities and the economy.

In formal comments submitted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Garden State agency blasted the BOEM’s proposed National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.

The planned five-year endeavor would...
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