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Several Enviro Bills Await NY Gov's Signature

Jul 27, 2020
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The New York state legislature recently passed a number of environmental bills that await Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature. Among them is a fracking-related bill that would be a first in the nation.

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An upstate county has closed a loophole in state law that could have allowed fracking waste to be dumped in local landfills.

While New York has banned the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing for extracting natural gas, the state allows landfills to accept out-of-state fracking waste, possibly endangering public health and the environment.

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The Clinton County Legislature has approved a law banning the sale, transport, storage and disposal of fracking and other waste. The League of Women Voters had pushed for its passage.

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A trio of Democrats in the New York State Senate are introducing legislation that would ban the use of hydraulic fracturing waste products.

A small town in western Massachusetts has apparently become the first in the state to enact a bylaw aimed at hydraulic fracturing.  Opponents of the controversial gas drilling practice hope it will raise the profile of the issue in the state and encourage the legislature to enact a drilling moratorium.

   During Town over the weekend, Pelham, Massachusetts voted unanimously to ban hydraulic fracturing and establish a bylaw prohibiting the storage, use or disposal in the town of the wastewater from so-called fracking operations. 

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Clinton County legislators and councilors in the city of Plattsburgh are poised to limit hydraulic fracturing, the divisive gas drilling process, and associated materials in the area.