For Immediate Release
New Jersey Groups Denounce Frack Waste Ban Veto
WASHINGTON - The Frack Waste Ban Bill (S1041) was passed by New Jersey’s legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support, then it landed on the desk of Governor Chris Christie for his approval. Unfortunately for residents of the state, our drinking water, and the environment the governor vetoed the bill.
“The Governor has just opened the floodgates of pollution by refusing to protect us from toxic and radioactive frack waste. We know the Frack Waste Ban Bill conforms with the law because it bans all frack waste, no matter the state of origin, and we know we need the ban because waste has already been dumped here. We call on our Legislators to be the heroes we need today to override the veto and insist of clean water and healthy communities here in New Jersey,” said Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director, Delaware Riverkeeper Network.
“Governor Christie just vetoed clean water. Fortunately a majority (24) Republican legislators and virtually all the Democrats voted to ban more dumping even after they knew that position was at odds with the Governor’s. We look forward to the override with legislators showing they’re every bit the trusted leaders the Governor is not,” said Dave Pringle, Campaign Manager, Clean Water Action, New Jersey.
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