December 10, 2018 – Rep. Chris Smith recently joined a bipartsan, multistate coalition to step offshore drilling off the Jersey Shore and the entire East Coast, reported TAPinto.

“Not here, not now, not ever,” said Rep. Chris Smith. “Our bipartisan, multistate group is working together to protect our marine ecosystems, fishing industries, and coastal communities.”

“Offshore drilling and exploration poses numerous risks to marine life and, by extension, our fishing industries and the health of our coastal ecosystems,” Smith said. “Seismic airgun blasting in particular can deafen or seriously maim local marine wildlife which rely upon sonar power for movement and can significantly affect local fish populations, which in turn harms our fishing industries.”

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