A view of the Senate Chambers from the 2010-2011 Senate Reorganization.

09 Feb: Gordon/Greenstein ‘Fracking’ Ban Gets Committee Ok

TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Bob Gordon and Linda Greenstein to prohibit the practice of hydraulic fracturing – commonly called “fracking” – in New Jersey was today released from the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

If enacted, it would represent the first complete statewide ban of fracking in the nation.

“The environmental dangers posed by fracking are real, and the risks it could pose to New Jersey residents are abundantly clear,” said Gordon (D-Bergen/Passaic). “We cannot sacrifice the water supply of countless families. We cannot allow fracking spoils to pollute our waterways. We must stand up and say some things we are simply not putting at risk.”