Offshore Drilling

FILE -- An offshore oil rig off the coast of eastern Scotland in the North Sea. (Credit: Getty Images)

NJ Officials Speak Out Against Offshore Oil, Gas Drilling

New Jersey lawmakers are again speaking out against plans by the Obama administration to open up part of the Atlantic Coast to offshore oil and gas drilling.

01/30/2015

Offshore oil platforms are seen near Santa Barbara, CA - Jul 21, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images

Environmentalists Asking Lawmakers To Protect New York-New Jersey Shores From Offshore Drilling

Environmentalists are rallying in Washington, DC this weekend over a proposal to drill for oil and gas and create new sewage dump sites in the Atlantic Ocean.

05/21/2011

Offshore oil platforms are seen near Santa Barbara, CA - Jul 21, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images

New Jersey Environmentalists Keep Eyes On House Vote On Offshore Drilling

Those for lifting the moratorium say increasing oil supplies will help lower gas prices, but the Sierra Club’s Jeff Tittel says it’s not worth threatening beaches.

05/10/2011