Shore lawmakers and environmental activists are getting their wish when it comes to the controversial plan to allow offshore oil drilling off the Atlantic coast.
Well, part of it, anyway.
Federal officials have announced a public hearing on the plan to be held in Atlantic City next week...
Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) and Shore Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) are calling on the Obama Administration to keep the Jersey Shore and the entire Atlantic Coast closed to offshore oil and gas drilling.
The federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) has begun the process of developing its next 5-year leasing program for oil and natural gas, and Senator Menendez