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NEW JERSEY – A Draft proposal in the House of Representatives would issue fines to coastal states like New Jersey that prohibit offshore drilling. Congressman Chris Smith issued the following statement:

“The proposal to fine coastal states like New Jersey for prohibiting offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling is absolutely wrong…

…Seldom has any issue united the people of New Jersey, the congressional delegation, the State Legislature and local public officials as our opposition to offshore oil and gas drilling.”

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