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 toxic and radioactive frack waste in our state. It would also have prevented polluted … Continue reading
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
By Mireya Navarro, The New York Times, June 25, 2012
The natural gas … Continue reading
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
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