Readers of this blog know my stance on the hydraulic fracturing(fracking) shale in order to release natural gas deposits that were unattainable before the process was developed, I have posted about its potential harm to our enviroment and drinking water supplies numerous times in the past which you can read Here… Here and Here .
Until it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the process is not harmful to the environment or to our drinking water supplies the practice of fracking should be haulted. Fresh clean, drinkable water is becoming scarce and harder to find, thus it is becoming a precious commodity that shouldn’t be messed with.
So the vote yesterday morning to postponing the upcoming Monday mornings vote to approve the process in and along the Delaware River Basin (a key fresh water source for residents of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware) is welcomed news.
Accoding to the Star-Ledger environmental groups are pleased with this postponment:
Environmentalists greeted the vote postponement as a major victory, and for grassroots activism. Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, said the anti-fracking contingent would still be demonstrating in Trenton on Monday morning as previously planned, despite the cancellation.
“There’s still going to be a showing — to send a message, largely,” she said.
“As long as there is a delay, we can continue working toward getting a permanent ban on fracking in the Delaware basin,” added Jeff Tittel, executive director of the Sierra Club’s New Jersey chapter. “We need to keep the pressure up on Governor Christie and the Obama administration to stop these weak rules from moving forward.”
You can read the more about the postponement …. Here