“NJ Comeback” Exposed As A Shocking Race To the Bottom
“The governor’s decision is a slap in the face of every New Jerseyan who cherishes clean water,” ~~~ Senator Bob Gordon [D-Bergen]
In the ultimate Friday night massacre, just after Governor Christie issued an edict to threaten whistleblowers who release embarrassing financial data, the Governor vetoed a bill [A575/S253] that would have banned the processing and disposal of fracking wastewater and drilling wastes in NJ.
You can read the Governor’s Absolute Veto message here:
Christie vetoes fracking waste legislationFRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2012, 4:32 PMGovernor Christie today vetoed legislation that would have banned the treatment or disposal of waste from fracking, arguing that the ban would have been an illegal obstruction of interstate trade.The bill’s sponsors, however, said Christie’s legal arguments are wrong, and environmentalists vowed to pressure the state legislature to override the governor’s veto. [...]“The governor’s decision is a slap in the face of every New Jerseyan who cherishes clean water,” said state Sen. Robert Gordon, D-Fair Lawn, one of the ban’s sponsors.Another sponsor, Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, D-Paramus, agreed. ...
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