Bill to ban offshore drilling off the Jersey Coast now law

The New Jersey Assembly sits in session as they consider budget legislation Monday, June 28, 2010, in Trenton, N.J. New Jersey's $29.4 billion budget is scheduled for final votes Monday - two days ahead of the constitutional deadline. Besides the main budget bill, the Assembly and Senate must approve 17 or so bills that are part of the overall budget package. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Legislation to prohibit offshore oil or natural gas exploration, development and production in state waters was signed into law on April 20.

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