New Jersey’s Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill banning the treatment, disposal, or storage of fracking waste in the Garden State. The measure now goes to the governor.
New Jersey Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel says he hopes Gov. Chris Christie will sign the measure into law.
“We’re concerned because last year when New Jersey banned fracking in the state, the governor conditionally vetoed a bill to make it a one year moratorium,” Tittel said. “So we really hope that the governor takes the side of clean water in New Jersey versus the big oil and gas companies who want to dump on New Jersey.”
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, involves blasting chemical-laced water deep into the ground to release natural gas deposits.