25 Aug: Gordon/Wagner Issue Statement On Governor’s Veto Of Legislation That Would Have Banned Fracking In Nj

(TRENTON) – Senator Bob Gordon (D-Bergen) and Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (D-Bergen) issued the following joint statement today regarding the Governor’s Conditional Veto of S-2576/A-3313, legislation they sponsored, which would have permanently prohibited fracking in New Jersey:

“Governor’s Christie’s veto is extremely disappointing. The environmental dangers of fracking are well established. The consequences of allowing this procedure here in New Jersey could be catastrophic.

10 Mar: Gordon Legislation To Create First Hydraulic Fracturing Ban In The Nation Advances

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Gordon (D-Bergen) that would prevent the practice of hydraulic fracturing from happening in New Jersey was cleared out of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee today. If passed into law, it would represent the first ban of its kind in the nation.

“The environmental dangers of this procedure and the risks they would pose to New Jersey residents are abundantly clear. In fact, I believe it poses the greatest risk we have seen to our drinking water in our lifetime. This is something we simply cannot allow to come to our state,” said Gordon.