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Banning Fracking or Fracking Waste from New Jersey

Rachel Dawn Davis of Food & Water Watch will be presenting, on May 15 at 7pm, to help clarify any misgivings about banning fracking or fracking waste from New Jersey.

At the Tuesday, May 15th Point Pleasant Borough Council meeting, Rachel Dawn Davis of Food & Water Watch will be presenting to help clarify any misgivings about banning fracking or fracking waste from New Jersey.

On April 16th, the Borough's Environmental Commission voted unanimously to move a sample resolution, which supports the ban on fracking in New Jersey, to the governing body for their consideration and support. The sample resolution was provided to the Commission by the Food & Water Watch group.

This resolution went before the council at their last meeting and they moved to table it, hoping to get more information to better understand fracking and its impacts before they made a decision.

As a result, Lois Jacobson, of the Climate Action Committee, and I reached out to Rachel Dawn Davis to speak on behalf of our resolution and to provide more information regarding banning fracking or fracking waste from New Jersey.

Rachel Dawn Davis is a New Jersey organizer at Food & Water Watch. She was hired last year to mobilize a durable, growing grassroots movement to ban fracking in New Jersey and across the Northeast.

Prior to joining Food & Water Watch, she led environmental advocacy efforts at the federal level, advised the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and operationalized for-profit clean tech start-ups. 

Rachel Dawn is the first graduate of the Sustainability Management Master of Science program at The New School and has a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers College.  

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainable. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping shared resources under public control.

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jeff goldstein May 16, 2012 at 12:31 AM
It is interesting to note that not one of the people mentioned as being against fracking has any connection to science. To date there has not been one creditable study that has found any problem with fracking. It is all junk science and hearsay. Fracking is the only way for the U. S. to achieve energy independence for the foreseeable future and no, I have no connection with any type of energy production. I would much rather have fracking in Pa then see bird blenders (windmills) off of our coast).
Theresa Lam May 17, 2012 at 01:04 PM
You don't call this a problem? http://www.epaosc.org/sites/7555/files/Dimock%20Action%20Memo%2001-19-12.PDF Let's not use the ol' baseline comparison...that would be hogwash.
Theresa Lam May 17, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Wind stalks: http://news.discovery.com/tech/wind-power-without-the-blades.html Conservation: http://transitionus.org/our-story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qN_eSMWrI8

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