An offshore drilling platform. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into a law on Friday to ban offshore drilling in state waters, hindering President Trump’s plan to open up oil and gas production off the Atlantic coast.The new law is in response to Trump’s executive order last year that encouraged oil and natural gas exploration in United States coastal waters. New Jersey is one of several coastal states to consider offshore drilling bans as a back-door way to block the Republican president’s drilling plan.The state has jurisdiction over the first three nautical miles off its coastline. Offshore drilling would happen in more distant federal waters, but the state law is expected to stymie the drilling plan by prohibiting the supporting infrastructure within state-controlled waters.“We’re not only saying no to offshore drilling. We’re saying no to our communities being used as part of any plan to drill as … [Read more...] about Phil Murphy Signs Bill Banning Offshore Drilling in New Jersey
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3 DAYS TO DEBT CEILING - SHUTDOWN DAY 14 ... THE NEW YORKER’s cover, “Haunted House,” depicts the U.S. Capitol as an unkempt, spooky graveyard, with headstones for “Gun Control” and “Health Care,” and a ghostly Speaker Boehner and Senator Cruz floating above the saggy iron gate. The artist, Mark Ulriksen, writes: “There are spider webs growing in the Capitol, bats haunting it, and all this legislation that’s just dying because these guys can’t do anything. The main sign of life is that black cat. If it wasn’t so tragic, it would be worth laughing at.” http://goo.gl/fEaXq9 --The Financial Times, in a p. 1 tease last week to a Gideon Rachman column, called this “America’s Gatsby moment: The careless politicians who smash things up.” Story Continued Below --“Dimon voices his sense of foreboding” – Financial Times, box on p.1: “‘You don’t want to know,’ … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook, presented by GE — COLUMBUS DAY EDITION — MARKETS OPEN: Will they tumble as D.C. dithers? — JIM VANDEHEI named president and CEO of POLITICO and Capital New York
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) SIREN – “Trump’s real magic number is less than 1,237: GOP elite whisper about a lower threshold for the front-runner to clinch the nomination,” by Eli Stokols: “The whisper conversations about this indeterminate ‘real number’ that Trump must hit by June 7 reveal a growing if reluctant consensus among party officials and establishment Republicans that if he gets close enough, they can’t take the nomination away.” http://politi.co/1Qmn6Y1Story Continued Below Good Wednesday morning. HuffPost banner, “NEW YORK KNOCKOUTS” ... Drudge banner, “NEW YORK STATE OF MIND” ... N.Y. Post cover shows Trump – who won the New York primary by a colossal 35 points (Trump 60.5%, Kasich 25.1%, Cruz 14.5%) -- giving a thumbs-up from atop the Empire State Building, à la King Kong, “KING DON: Trump towers in … [Read more...] about ‘NEW YORK KNOCKOUTS’: Trump towers, Clinton crushes – TRUMP MORE RESTRAINED as new team takes charge: ‘Senator Cruz’ replaces ‘Lyin’ Ted’ — B’DAY: Molly Ball, Joanna Coles, Carol Lee, Colin Reed, Evan Smith is 5-0
by Rebecca Fishbein in News on Oct 26, 2017 1:55 pm fullscreen close When Hurricane Sandy hit five years ago, on October 29th 2012, New York got a wake-up call. The unprecedented storm surge and subsequent flooding leveled coastal communities like Breezy Point and Midland Beach, while public housing residents, many of them elderly and infirm, were trapped without heat or electricity. Forty three people died in the storm in New York City, including two toddlers who were swept away from their mother in Staten Island, and a 13-year-old girl who drowned in her Tottenville home with her father. In the years since, both the city and state have made sweeping efforts to protect NYC should it be hit by another storm of Sandy's strength—and research suggests that could happen with much greater frequency due, in part, to melting ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland. Still, with this past hurricane season wreaking significant devastation across urban areas like Houston … [Read more...] about On The Five Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Sandy, Is NYC Ready For The Next One?
He was born into wealth and had a privileged upbringing in New York City. He graduated from an Ivy League college. He first became known nationally for his best-selling books. He had a bigger-than-life personality that appealed to many people, but offended others. He had an overweening ego and was easily offended by criticism. He was a brash self-promoter who tapped into the public’s anger over politics as usual. He assumed the presidency as a Republican but was regarded as an outsider by many in his own party because his views did not match theirs on many key issues. The policies he implemented were a significant change in direction for the nation. Whom am I describing? Donald Trump? Or Theodore Roosevelt? Though the two men share certain similarities, the dissimilarities are far more striking. While they both came from wealthy families, Roosevelt devoted the majority of his career to public service, whereas Trump entered the rough-and-tumble world of the New York real estate … [Read more...] about Charles F. Bryan Jr.: That wild man from New York in the White House