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Corzine will Organize to Continue Drilling Ban

Monday, July 14, 2008

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.

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