Elizabeth, NJ Considers Fracking Waste Ban

In reaction to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s veto of a state-wide fracking waste ban, Elizabeth, New Jersey mayor Christian Bollwage announced that the city council will consider an ordinance banning fracking waste.

From The Star-Ledger:

“Bollwage, in his statement [on August 19], said treatment of the waste could result in toxins being discharged into the soil and waterways.

The proposed ordinance carries penalties from $2,500 to $10,000 for any person or company found treating, discharging, disposing or storing the waste in the city.

‘Elizabeth is not a dumping ground for fracking waste or anything else,’ added City Councilman Carlos Torres in the statement.”

Concerns arose after it came to the attention of city officials that “fracking waste was brought from a Pennsylvania company to a petroleum company in Elizabeth in 2010.”