June 29, 2011(Key vote)
Title: Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that prohibits hydraulic fracturing in the state of New Jersey.
Defines "hydraulic fracturing" as "the drilling technique of expanding existing fractures or creating new fractures in rock by injecting water, often with chemicals, sand, or other substances, and often under pressure, into or underneath the surface of the rock for purposes including, but not necessarily limited to, well drilling and natural gas exploration and production" (Sec. 2).
Specifies that the term "hydraulic fracturing" shall include "fracking," "hydrofracking," "hydrofracturing," and other colloquial terms for this drilling technique (Sec. 2).