Jeff Tittel, director of the Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter, said the environment is close to Booker's heart, while announcing the group's endorsement along with Clean Water Action and the League of Conservation Voters at Pier Village in Long Branch.
Amy Goldsmith, state director for Clean Water Action, said Booker is working to make sure Congress doesn't undo the Clean Water Act. At the press conference, Goldsmith asked Booker to sign a postcard for the group's national campaign to protect clean water.
The bipartisan majority of state senators and Assembly members who voted to ban fracking waste from New Jersey must stand by their vote, and place the protection of New Jersey's water and residents first. They need to stick together and override Christie's veto of a bill (S-1041/A-2108) that would have prohibited the discharge, processing or storage of fracking waste in the state.
He has vetoed a bipartisan bill to ban the waste products of the natural gas extraction process known as fracking from shipment into the state for disposal.
While New Jersey has no fracking operations in place, Pennsylvania has been hard at harvesting the gas from deep underground deposits by injecting water at such high levels of pressure that it fractures the rock formations guarding the gas.