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Menendez, Pallone hope to ban Atlantic offshore drilling

Offshore drilling would be banned in the Atlantic Ocean under legislation Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Frank Pallone say they will introduce in both chambers this week. The New Jersey Democrats announced the legislation on Monday, the five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Pallone said the Deepwater Horizon spill is a reminder of the lasting environmental and economic damage that oil spills can cause. Read the rest here 18:26