Pallone Statement on Oil Slick Discovered Near Sandy Hook

Dec 11, 2014 Issues: New Jersey

Washington D.C. — Congressman Pallone released the following statement tonight in response to reports of an oil spill off the coast of New Jersey that has the potential to impact the Sandy Hook area:

“Reports of an oil slick off the coast of Sandy Hook are troubling, and I will be closely monitoring this ongoing situation.  I will work with local and federal agencies, as well as the local communities, to make sure we minimize any adverse effects of the oil.

“It is critical that we find the source of the spill and take all necessary steps to ensure that our waters are not contaminated, that marine life and animals are not endangered, and that our shoreline is protected.”