Asbury Park Press

Organizers announced an environmental group said Tuesday in private hands throughout the event, the sand and a national anti-shore drilling will take place at many beaches on the coast on Saturday 26 June.Similar to the position reached in Florida in February, is expected to appeal the case of thousands of people at 18 beaches in New Jersey, including Asbury Park, Heights, Seaside, Atlantic Highlands Sandy Hook, Long Branch, Jersey City Liberty State Park, Island Beach State Park, and Barnegat Light, Wildwood, and others.

According to the organizers site www.handsacrossthesand.com, participants go to the beach at 11 am in the area and its own time for an hour, rain or shine. At noon, people will join hands for 15 minutes in protest against drilling for oil in coastal waters, and then on foot, leaving footprints in the sand.

Many of the comments of the leaders of the various environmental news conference in Asbury Park Row Tuesday spoke for itself, and anger and despair among the public about the BP oil spill leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
The working groups on the campaign against drilling long before the drain of the Gulf and on Tuesday released a report on the environment and the state of New Jersey, New Jersey, Sierra Club found that fishing and tourism in various regions East and West Coast has a value far greater than the
estimated oil and gas.

For example, the report said that $ 12 sustainable income shopping and entertainment in every 1 million for the estimated oil extraction in the North Atlantic region, which includes the state of New Jersey.

The leaders gave the credit to President Barack Obama to set aside a plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean, but still works to prevent offshore exploration on the Atlantic coast in the north to get to Delaware.

Grace said Sica, a new field representative for the Sierra Club jersey, disaster BP are the high cost of fossil fuel economy of our country. ”

“BP is not only because of negligence – was greed,” said the deputy mayor of Asbury Park, John Loffredo. That the anger of the “participation (hands on the sand), and we all should be.”

, Said Doug O’Malley, a representative of the field of environment and state of New Jersey, “The truth is that approved the oil and gas was always dirty” with a cost function of the discharge. He said that during the coming weeks and will be in the conference and the gap in the way forward.

“We are in the fight to end the era of oil addiction,” said O’Malley.

Another leader, John Weber Surfrider Foundation, the amount of oil offshore drilling will produce the same amount of crude oil and export of the United States every day to other countries.

Can people go on the site handsacrossthesand.com and organize the event on June 26, own beach.

“This is a disaster,” said Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action, adding that “we still have not told us,” How many gallons spilled.

Call Zipf animals and seabirds affected “undead.

She said: “We have to look in the eye” and respond accordingly.

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