New Jersey has one of the highest rates of cancer in the country. And now a bill moving through the NJ Legislature aims to weaken protections from known and suspected cancer-causing chemicals in our tap water.
On Wednesday, November 28th NJ Environmental Federation joined other groups from across the state at a rally to demand a ban on fracking waste!
In July, the legislature passed a ban on fracking waste (S253/A575) with overwhelming bi-partisan support. Governor Christie vetoed this critical bill and now we need these legislators to continue their commitment to clean water by voting to override Governor Christie's veto.
Join us and call on our legislators to put our drinking water before politics and override the veto.
Hydraulic fracturing-a.k.a. fracking-involves blasting water, chemicals and sand deep into underground rock formations to unlock the natural gas they contain. The risks to our water and our health are greater than industry admits. A single fracking well can result in a million gallons of wastewater laced with carcinogens like benzene and radioactive elements like radium.