NJ could have been the first state in the nation to put clean drinking water before dirty natural gas drilling with the New Jersey Legislature’s bold and forthright Frack Ban Bill, passed by a sweeping, bi-partisan majority of both the Senate and the Assembly this summer.
Instead Governor Christie has conditionally vetoed the Bill, asking for the Bill to be amended as a one year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”, a weak and meaningless request that does not provide the protection we need.
But we can still win to protect our water! The Legislature can over-ride this veto by a 2/3 majority vote. We, as New Jersey residents, must make sure that the Legislature musters an over-ride and defeats the Governor’s conditional veto.
Tell the NJ Assembly and Senate to Over-ride the Governor's Veto and to Ban Fracking in New Jersey
Everywhere gas drilling is occurring, communities are suffering. In Pennsylvania, the Dept of Environment Protection (DEP) records show about 11 violations of environmental permits by gas drillers every day. Rivers are polluted with waste from gas drilling and fracking and streams are drying up by this water hungry process. We can’t let the intrinsically polluting fracking process come here to New Jersey, where the Utica and other gas-bearing shales wait their turn to become the “new gold rush”. We must protect New Jersey’s drinking water and our communities – stop fracking before it starts!
Please sign this petition to send a message to NJ legislature to urge them to sign the Ban Bill into law.
For other ways to take action on gas drilling or to learn more, visit www.delawareriverkeeper.org. Come out on October 21 to West Trenton NJ to Demand DRBC does not pass gas drilling regulations.