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.
New Jersey lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to ban receiving fracking waste but late Friday afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the bill, saying a ban would violate the U.S. constitution's interstate commerce clause.
But, two years ago, the NJ Office of Legislative Services said the ban would not violate the U.S. constitution.