Hydraulic fracturing (i.e. fracking) wastewater contains toxic chemicals including heavy metals such as arsenic, radioactive compounds, and other contaminants linked to cancer. We don't think this is something we should be dumping in our water - how about you? Make sure your legislators know you want to protect our waterways - join us!
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.
Unfortunately, Gov. Christie has decided to veto the bill, squandering the state's opportunity for over $50 million/year to fund a clean energy future. On top of this major blow to progress on clean energy and clean air, Gov. Christie has already cut $700 million in clean energy funds in the last three years.