• US Department of Interior to Resume Seismic Testing Offshore

    by  • September 6, 2017 • Calls to Action

    The U.S. Interior Department plans to resume seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean, a step that could eventually lead to allowing oil drilling there. The Partnership, along with our Congressional representatives and tourism organizations along the coast denounce this plan as harmful to the health and safety of our coastal communities and a serious risk to our $20 billion tourism economy.

    The Partnership Executive Director participated in a press conference on Monday, June 19 in Avalon

    New Jersey to protest the federal plan. The Partnership’s statement is below.

    STATEMENT BY JERSEY SHORE PARTNERSHIP

    PRESS CONFERENCE, AVALON, NJ

    JUNE 19, 2017

    The Jersey Shore Partnership mission is to protect and preserve our coastline. We stand with the Cape May Chamber and other tourism organizations here today in denouncing the proposed seismic testing and offshore drilling on our Atlantic coast that threaten the health and safety of our coastal communities and the economies of the Atlantic coastal region, that in New Jersey represents $20 billion annually.

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    The Jersey Shore Partnership is an advocate of initiatives that are unique and important to the Jersey Shore coastal communities with an emphasis on shore protection and beach replenishment. The Partnership takes an active role in New Jersey’s economy including tourism, coastal resources, vital infrastructure, education and emergency preparedness.