Reporting from today’s public hearing on the Interior MMS 5-year leasing program in Atlantic City, NJ, Surfing Magazine’s Matt Walker describes NJ’s stance against new drilling and shift in the conversation from new drilling to wind energy.

Read here.

Of course, as we describe in our Energy and the Ocean series in Making Waves, most alternative ocean energy (wind, wave, tidal) generates electricity used to power the grid whereas petroleum is used for transportation, so getting off oil will require a change in how we power transportation.

More on the NJ hearing soon.