Offshore Drilling Protest At Jersey Shore


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A heads up for those of you headed down the shore this Saturday, June 26.

The group Hands Across The Sand will be holding rallies at 18 New Jersey beaches to protest offshore oil drilling. The beaches affected included Asbury Park, Seaside Heights, Sandy Hook, Atlantic Highlands, Long Branch, Jersey City’s Liberty State Park, Island Beach State Park, Barnegat Light, and Wildwood, among others. At the event, which will begin around 11 a.m., participants will join hands at noon for 15 minutes to protest oil drilling in coastal waters and then walk away leaving their footprints in the sand. Organizers expect the event, which is backed by a wide range of environmental groups, to draw thousands of people to the Jersey Shore.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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