Lawmakers and activists rail against fracking waste

TRENTON – Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers rallied against fracking waste at a Statehouse rally this afternoon, pressing for the passage and gubernatorial affirmation of A2108.

“The assembly is on board,” said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-15). “The senate is on board. Now we just need the governor on board. We don’t want to pass 2108, we need to pass 2108.”

“Do not frack with mother earth,” read signs in the crowd of environmental activists on the Statehouse steps.

State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16) also added his voice in support of the bill.

Sierra Club chief Jeff Tittel said the issue is the transportation and dumping of radioactive waste from other states to places in New Jersey, including Elizabeth, Kearny and Carteret.

Lawmakers and activists rail against fracking waste