WAGNER CONCERNED OVER CHRISTIE’S ENERGY MASTER PLAN STANCE ON ‘FRACKING’

Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, one of the legislature’s leading anti-fracking proponents, released the following statement today on the Christie administration’s final Energy Master Plan:

“After an initial review of the administration’s Energy Master Plan, I remain concerned about the stance it has incorporated on fracking.

“The ‘environmental ramifications’ of fracking will far be outweighed by the ramifications on the health of all New Jersey citizens if fracking starts in the Delaware River Basin.

“We must not allow fracking to destroy New Jersey’s water supply to achieve cheaper natural gas. We must make the conservation of energy and renewable energy sources the forefront of New Jersey’s future,” said Wagner (D-Bergen).