Trenton, NJ: 1.10.2018 – Governor Chris Christie’s office issued a statement today reaffirming his opposition to gas and oil drilling off the New Jersey coast, and he urged the Department of Interior to provide New Jersey with the same exemption granted to Florida on the federal government’s decision to allow offshore oil and gas drilling along U.S. coastal waters.

“For eight years, the Governor has been steadfastly opposed to drilling off the New Jersey coast. He remains so today. If exceptions are being made for other states, the Governor will certainly pursue the same type of exception for New Jersey. He also will consult with the Attorney General on additional steps to continue his policy of protecting New Jersey’s coastline,” said Press Secretary Brian Murray.