Legislation We Support
This bill would suspend, until May
15, 2015, the issuance of permits for natural gas extraction in low
permeability natural gas reservoirs such as the Marcellus and Utica
shale formations and would require a school of public health to
conduct a comprehensive health impacts.
A01685/S00673 Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing
Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracturing in the extraction of oil and gas;
prohibits acceptance, disposal and/or processing of any fluid used in a
hydraulic fracturing process.
A05653 (Moratorium linked to the EPA Study)
Establishes a moratorium on conducting hydraulic fracturing for the extraction
of natural gas or oil until 120 days after federal Environmental Protection
Agency issues a report on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on water quality
and public health.
Assigns liability to a producer for actions leading to a public water system’s
failure to meet filtration avoidance criteria resulting in the loss of a
filtration avoidance criteria waiver.
Requires the promulgation of regulations requiring treatment works to test
waste from hydraulic fracturing operations to test for radioactivity.
A2890/S6345 (Flowback water)
Would prohibit the onsite storage of flowback water.
Establishes a moratorium on the acceptance, disposal and/or processing of any
fluid which was used in and drill cuttings from a hydraulic fracturing process
performed outside of the state.