LoBiondo Requests Public Hearing on Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan

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Congressman Frank LoBiondo is calling on federal officials to hold a public hearing in Cape May County about the Trump Adminstration's proposed offshore drilling plan.

On Wednesday, January 10th, LoBiondo sent a letter to the acting director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management with the United States
Department of the Interior, requesting a public hearing to discuss the recently released Draft Proposed Plan (DPP) for a new national Outer Continental
Shelf (OCS) program.

The new proposal would allow for oil and natural gas exploration in the Mid-Atlantic, a project LoBiondo says he has opposed throughout his career.

In the letter, he wrote the plan raises a number of serious concerns and poses serious economic and environmental risks that will greatly impact local fishermen and New Jersey's tourism industry.

LoBiondo, who has announced he will be retiring from Congress at the end of his term, says the entire New Jersey congressional delegation is united in bipartisan opposition to the plan to drill off the New Jersey coast.

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