30 Jun '11, 2pm

New Jersey victory State legislature votes to ban #fracking

We knew this might be coming for the last three months : New Jersey has become the first state in the US to enact a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, popularly known as fracking . The vote in the state senate was 31-1 and in the assembly, 56-11. All that is required for the bill to become law is the signature of governor Chris Christie. State senator Bob Gordon (D-Bergen) said New Jersey has now "sent a strong message to surrounding states and to the nation that a ban on fracking is necessary to protect public health."

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/new-jersey-legisl...

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