Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by musician Billy Joel, a Long Island native, signed legislation Monday at Jones Beach banning offshore drilling in New York’s waters.
… “Today’s bill says no how, no way are you going to drill the coast off Long Island and New York,” Cuomo said at an event with elected officials from both counties at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh.
… Joel, an Oyster Bay resident and close Cuomo friend who has partnered with the state on Long Island environmental issues, said, “I am proud to be here today to tell the people down in Washington if they think they would do anything to poison these waters or damage these shores, they got another thing coming,” the Piano Man said.
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