This just came in from our friends at Food and Water Watch. Please take some time to make a few calls to prevent fracking waste in NJ.
Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Exec. Director
UULMNJ Public Policy Network
Fracking Waste Ban Hearing Scheduled for Monday!
Here is an update on the Fracking Waste Ban. We are making progress on fracking waste dumping, so have some exciting news to report.
First, the Senate Environment Committee is scheduled to hear the fraking waste ban on Monday, March 17 at 10:00 am. So far, we have recruited 44 bi-partisan cosponsors in the Assembly (A-2108)and Senate (S-1041) since the new bill was introduced in January by Senator Gordon and Assemblyman Gusciora.
We are expecting the committee to pass this critical legislation, so we dot need all hands on deck in Trenton. It would be helpful for them to hear from you. Can you please make a call to members of the Senate Environment Committee and tell them to support Fracking Waste Dumping before the end of the week. When you call, you can tell all of them thank you for supporting a ban on fracking waste dumping and that we need them to do it again, with the exception of Senator Thompson who did not vote at all on the bill the first time.
Bob Smith: 732-752-0770
Senator GreenStein: 609-395-9911
Senator Bateman: 908-526-3600
Senator Thompson: 732-607-7580
Senator Whelan: 609-383-1388