October 9, 2015

Tell your NJ State Senator to Ban Frack Waste!

Download our template letter for sending to your NJ State Senator
The materials presented here were developed by our colleagues in the Delaware RiverKeeper Network.

On August 11, Governor Christie officially vetoed the Frack Waste Ban Bill. This legislation (Senate Bill 1041) would have prohibited the treatment and discharge of … Continue reading

What NJ Needs to Know About Gas Drilling Along the Delaware River

What New Jersey Needs To Know About Gas Drilling Along The Delaware River
Prepared by Damascus Citizens for Sustainability
DamascusCitizens.org – Concerned about the Delaware River Basin and Beyond

New Jersey’s drinking water is at risk: Over half to 2/3 of New Jersey’s population are dependent on water from the … Continue reading

NJ Senate Bans Treatment of Fracking Waste

New Jersey legislators approved legislation on June 25 banning the treatment or storage of fracking waste in the state
By Mireya Navarro, The New York Times, June 25, 2012

New Jersey legislators approved legislation on Monday banning the treatment or storage of fracking waste in the state.

The natural gas … Continue reading

N.J. Senate Passes Fracking Ban

MARYANN SPOTO, State House Bureau, The Record —

The state Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation banning the use of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas exploration in New Jersey.

The 33-1 vote came after Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) unsuccessfully asked for a five-year moratorium instead of an outright ban.

Sen. Robert Gordon … Continue reading

Commissioner Martin calls for safeguards on Marcellus shale gas-drilling to protect Delaware River

NJ DEP News Release

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today reaffirmed the state’s position that clear and stringent standards must be put in place to protect the resources of the Delaware River before natural-gas drilling in a geologic formation known as Marcellus Shale is allowed to move ahead.… Continue reading