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I am a licensed Water Resources Professional Civil Engineer in NJ. I am also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. I work hard every day in my small business to make sure that water resources are protected during construction projects. I find it unconscionable that the process known as Hydraulic Fracturing is allowed to continue immune from the Safe Drinking Water Act.
The devastating result of this technique negates all of the efforts of my profession over all these decades. (Find out why below the fold)
We are charged with protecting the water, but drilling in the Delaware River Basin will destroy drinking water for millions of citizens (and voters) in the NJ watershed.
Builders in NJ cannot (and should not) discharge dirty stormwater directly into the ground, and yet gas drilling companies are allowed to force nearly 500 toxic chemicals directly into the ground ON PURPOSE.
You will not be able to take it back once the damage is done.
Please think about the future of our state’s drinking water before you allow something to happen because of short term financial gain. Real estate with poisoned water will be worthless in a green future after we graduate from fossil fuels. Don’t just protect our coastline – we have another shore and it is in serious danger because the head of our DEP is making deals behind our backs instead of protecting the environment.
I am going to Rutgers tomorrow for a 3 day class just on stormwater in NJ given by your own NJDEP to protect our drinking water. Please show at least the same commitment and don’t let hydrofracking happen on our western shore with the blessing of the head of the NJDEP. It is hideously hypocritical. It will make all the efforts to save the environment completely futile.
You won because you promised to be better on the environment than Corzine. Please show us that you do care. Stop Hydrofracking in the Delaware River Basin.