New York State Laws and Pending Legislation
      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.

        A06922/S 4834
          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.

        A00300/ S06097
          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.

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