100% of the NJ DELEGATION SHOWS BI-PARTISIAN CONCERN AGAINST SEISMIC BLASTING
On June 9, 2017, the NJ delegation reacted quickly and unanimously for the first time, when the entire delegation signed-on to a letter voicing their strong bi-partisan concern for the proposed seismic testing. The delegation, led by Congressman Frank Pallone (D, Congressional District 6) wrote, “We are deeply concerned about the prospect of seismic testing being conducted within the Atlantic, and the damage such testing could cause to our coastal communities, both environmentally and economically.” The delegation highlighted the government agencies’ lack of transparency by asking that the NMFS reject the applications and requesting that the NMFS and the Bureau of Energy Management (BOEM) implement longer comment periods, as well as hold public hearings for each of the proposed authorizations.
CONGRESSMAN LOBIONDO LEADS STRONG OPPOSITION - CALLS SEISMIC BLASTING “BARBARIC”
On June 19, 2017, Vicki Clark and the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce hosted a press conference in partnership with Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R, Congressional District 2), the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association, and the Business Alliance for the Protection of the Atlantic Coast (see photo). At the event, Congressman LoBiondo called seismic blasting barbaric and voiced his intention to protect our coast from offshore drilling every step of the way.