New Jersey Assembly to consider fracking ban

    New York has placed a temporary moratorium on fracking, and now New Jersey is considering a ban.

    The state Assembly will meet tomorrow to discuss a ban on hydraulic fracturing, the process of injecting water, sand and chemicals deep underground to break up dense rock formations and release natural gas.

    According to the Associated Press, a vote has not been scheduled in the state Senate, and it’s unclear if Gov. Chris Christie would sign a ban. But the ban would be more symbolic than anything, since New Jersey isn’t harboring much natural gas beneath the state.

    Those opposed to the drilling say environmental damage and damaging health conditions are a result of contamination from fracking.

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