Fracking Moratorium Ends in New Jersey

Environmentalists have a tizzy


The state's one-year moratorium on fracking expired yesterday.

But even though New Jersey doesn't have large, rich pockets of natural gas, environmentalists continue to warn that the controversial process could eventually come to the Garden State.

"We've seen what shale gas drilling has in store for our environment and our communities," said Megan Fitzpatrick, the clean water associate for Environment New Jersey. "We need to take heed of the hard lessons learned by other states and keep shale gas drilling out of New Jersey."