According to the Clean Ocean Zone Bill, the rules of the COZ would apply within the NY/NJ Bight, defined here:
New York/New Jersey Bight.—The term “New York/New Jersey Bight” means the geographic area within the Atlantic Ocean generally known by that name and located within the boundaries described more particularly as follows: Beginning at a point at the southern tip of Cape May, New Jersey, and running—
- northerly along the mean high water mark of the coast of New Jersey to the northern tip of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, then
- northeasterly along the transect of the northern tip of Sandy Hook and the western tip of Long Island, New York, then
- easterly along the mean high water mark of the south shore of Long Island to the eastern tip of Long Island, New York, then
- southerly to the eastern bank of Block Canyon to the 1,000 fathom line of the Continental Shelf, then
- southwesterly along the 1,000 fathom line to the western bank of Baltimore Canyon, and then
- northwesterly to the point of beginning at the southern tip of Cape May, New Jersey.
That area, the “COZ”, is a 19,000 – square-mile area which will be full of fish, and free of fossil fuel activities once we’ve locked in ecosystem and economic protections and locked out the pollution.