Saturday, February 11, 2006

This Would Probably not be Good for Shore Property Values

I think the prospect of drilling is far fetched and Pallone and Menedez are reaching for anything to get their names in the paper by making such a big deal out of it.

[BELMAR — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Frank J. Pallone Jr., both D-N.J., vowed Friday to fight a new Bush administration proposal for oil and gas drilling off the coast of Virginia, a move they said could place New Jersey's beaches several hundred miles to the north at risk.

The legislators, joined by environmentalists at the Taylor Pavilion on the boardwalk, said they will work with their West Coast legislative colleagues to make the current moratorium on drilling exploration a permanent one.

"For five years, this administration has looked to drill anywhere they can put an oil rig, and now they are heading straight for the Jersey Shore," Menendez said. "If this (Virginia) plan goes forward, the president and his friends will be back next year to drill in another area, and it could be right off the beaches of Belmar. That's an unacceptable threat."]



Blogger grim said...

I'm sure many of you might think I'm a jerk for suggesting this, but.. where there is oil, drill.

We've lost our competitive edge as a country.. The NIMBY attitude is just another example of it.

I personally think the U.S. needs to start building nuclear reactors. I'll gladly offer up my back yard if it means less reliance on foreign (and not just middle east) oil.


Tuesday, February 14, 2006 7:39:00 AM  

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