Shea-Porter, Kuster Co-Introduce Legislation to Stop Drilling Off New Hampshire Coast
WASHINGTON, DC –Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) today co-introduced legislation with Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) which would prohibit oil and gas drilling off the coasts of New Hampshire and other New England states.
“President Trump’s drilling proposal puts our seacoast communities at risk,” said Shea-Porter. “Any disaster caused by offshore extraction would devastate our fishing and tourism industries. We can’t let that happen. That’s why I am co-introducing legislation today that would stop this dangerous policy by prohibiting drilling off our coast.”
“Protecting our seacoast communities from the impact of offshore drilling operations is crucial to defending our environment and economy,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “The Administration’s proposal to vastly expand drilling operations has been met with bipartisan opposition and a waiver has already been issued to the state of Florida. New Hampshire and New England communities deserve the same certainty that the health and productivity of their shores will not be jeopardized.”
The New England Coastline Protection Act would prohibit oil and gas extraction activities in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.