New Jersey Governor CV’s Frack Ban:
Environmental Organizations Cry Foul and Will Seek Over-ride!
Trenton, New Jersey – Today New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed the New Jersey Ban Bill (S-2576), flying in the face of the public and the New Jersey Legislature and forfeiting the opportunity to make New Jersey the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in modern times. During the Senate’s session August 25, the Governor issued a conditional veto (CV) that set a one year moratorium on fracking in the State. Environmental groups dismissed the moratorium as meaningless and vowed to work for an over-ride of the CV. The Frack Ban Bill arose out of a public rallying cry for pro-active action by the State to prevent the water, land and air pollution that is occurring everywhere where fracking is being used to extract natural gas from deep geologic formations such as Marcellus and Utica Shale.