Corzine will Organize to Continue Drilling Ban
Monday, July 14, 2008
New York, NY –
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine says there's little support among East Coast governors to lift the ban on oil drilling along the continental shelf - a proposal President Bush made today.
Corzine says that's not the way to address the energy crisis and the high cost of gasoline.
CORZINE: Particularly along the mid-Atlantic there’s not even any expectation it would have any impact on oil and gas prices.
REPORTER: New Jersey's U.S. Senator Robert Menendez also criticized Bush's call to lift the 27-year-old ban.
Corzine says he'll organize his fellow governors in states along the Eastern Seaboard to prevent Congress from heeding the president's call to lift the drilling ban.