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'Natural Gas for New Jersey' Commends Gov. Christie's Conditional Veto of a Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing in the State


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(OPEN):
A STATEWIDE COALITION THAT'S COMMITTED TO ADVANCING THE "RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT" AND "AFFORDABLE CONSUMPTION" OF CLEAN-ENERGY FOR THE "GARDEN STATE" COMMENDS WHAT IT CALLS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S "PRUDENT" VETO OF A BILL TO BAN THE PROCESS THAT ENABLES PRODUCTION OF MOST U-S NATURAL-GAS RESERVES.  NATURAL GAS FOR NEW JERSEY SUPPORTS THE CONDITIONAL VETO REQUIRING STATE ENVIRONMENTAL-OFFICIALS TO TAKE NECESSARY STEPS TO ENSURE THE PROCESS'S SAFETY.  HAL BOZARTH [AS IN "BOZEMAN" AND "BOGART"] IS THE EXECUTIVE-DIRECTOR OF THE CHEMISTRY COUNCIL OF NEW JERSEY...

(BOZARTH):
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LOWER-PRICES [THAT ARE] DRIVEN BY U-S NATURAL-GAS DEVELOPMENT HAVE BEEN A GAME-CHANGER FOR OUR STATE'S MANUFACTURERS--WHICH SUFFER FROM ELECTRICITY-RATES [THAT ARE] 74-PERCENT HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE."

(BRIDGE):
IN 2008 ALONE, OVER 25-THOUSAND JOBS AND 4.4-BILLION DOLLARS OF THE STATE'S ECONOMY STEMMED FROM THE NATURAL-GAS INDUSTRY.  ON A NATIONAL LEVEL, THOSE BENEFITS TOTAL 385-BILLION DOLLARS AND 2.8-MILLION AMERICAN-JOBS, ANNUALLY.  JIM BENTON IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NEW JERSEY SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT...

(BENTON):
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ACCESS TO THIS MORE-AFFORDABLE, CLEANER, DOMESTIC ENERGY-SOURCE WILL BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACCELERATED ECONOMIC-GROWTH AND PROLONGED DIFFICULT ECONOMIC-TIMES."

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FOR MORE INFORMATION--INCLUDING A LIST OF COALITION-MEMBERS--VISIT "NATURAL-GAS-FOR-NEW-JERSEY"-DOT-ORG.



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