'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday rejected the first permanent ban on hydraulic fracturing - or "fracking" - at the state level, instead opting for a one-year moratorium that's angering the natural-gas industry and environmental groups alike.
New Jersey will withdraw from a 10-state regional greenhouse gas reduction program by the end of the year, Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday, saying it hasn't worked to combat climate change.
"A one-year moratorium is meaningless, because they will not explore for gas and oil until after that," he said in a statement denouncing Mr. Christie's decision. "This is just a PR gimmick while he is taking the side of gas industry and gas lobby over public health and safety of the people of New Jersey."
"If you have an event in Cape May and then Princeton, it makes sense," he said, "but I'm talking about official state business, I'm not talking about going to a baseball game."