New Jersey has joined in a multistate lawsuit geared toward reversing a move by the administration of President Donald Trump allowing for offshore oil and natural gas exploration.
Officials with the state Department of Environmental Protection say the approval of seismic testing off the New Jersey coast is harmful to wildlife, including migratory marine mammals and sea turtles.
State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is also questioning why Florida has been issued an exemption from offshore drilling.
“Here’s my call to the federal government: If you have actual evidence that justifies treating Florida differently than New Jersey, then turn it over,” Grewal said. “But if you don’t, then exempt New Jersey from offshore drilling as well.”
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