Cuomo Calls for “Citizen Fleet” to Block Offshore Drilling

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has introduced new legislation to ban offshore oil and gas exploration in New York State’s waters.,, Cuomo has gone one step further than his neighbors in advocating for a ban on offshore E&P. On Sunday, when he announced his legislative initiative, he also threated to set up a “citizen fleet” of small boats to physically block drilling activity. “The only way you stop a bully is by standing up and putting your finger in his or her chest,” Cuomo said in a speech at Battery Park. “I’m going to commission a citizen fleet to stop [drilling] just as Winston Churchill did at Dunkirk.” >click to read< 10:03

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