NJ Governor Sinks Fracking Waste Ban

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday vetoed legislation that would have banned the treatment, disposal or storage of hydraulic fracturing waste in the state, contending it would have embargoed out-of-state commerce in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

In a three-page message explaining his absolute veto, Christie said the Constitution's dormant commerce clause bars states from enacting "parochial, isolationist and discriminatory laws" such as the fracking waste bill, which received final approval from the Legislature on June 25. The bill would not be able to withstand...
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