Tell New Jersey to Over-ride Governor Christie’s Veto of Frack Ban Bill
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Tell New Jersey to Over-ride Governor Christie’s Veto of Frack Ban Bill

    1. Petition by

      Delaware Riverkeeper Network

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. 

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Urge NJ Legislature to Ban Fracking & Overturn the Governor's Veto

      The sweeping majority that voted for the Ban Bill can accomplish an over-ride, which requires a 2/3 majority vote. If the Legislature over-rides the veto, making the Bill Law, New Jersey will become the first state in the nation to Ban Fracking.

    3. Last Day To Call to Support a Ban on Drilling in NJ

      today Governor Christie will have to take action on the gas drilling ban bill in New Jersey. Even if you already signed the petition, please call his office today at 877-559-7809 to urge him to support the ban bill. Every call counts!

    4. Sign petition today and then call Gov's office today! - 877-559-7809

      Urgent! Gov Christie will likely act today or next week on the NJ fracking ban - before August 25th. Please help this go viral, sign the petition, share on FB, and then call his office to urge him to support the NJ ban on natural gas drilling.

    5. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Lisa Riggiola POMPTON LAKES, NJ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Last I heard we are still a democracy! Over-ride the Governor's Veto now - this law is to protect our drinking water! Clean water is a must and we deserve it!

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      • almost 3 years ago

      Come to the largest anti-fracking rally yet.

      Trenton New Jersey November 21 at 8 AM

      War Memorial in Trenton

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    • B L VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because we only have one earth. Please also take a look at the petition I've created regarding human trafficking, and also sign it if it speaks to you ! :) http://www.change.org/petitions/you-buy-products-to-help-end-human-trafficking

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    • J T EDISON, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      Not enough safeguards are in place

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      • about 3 years ago

      New Jersey- your neighboring states need your strong leadership to put a BAN on Frakking, forever.

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