NJ Ban On Accepting Fracking Waste Clears Assembly Panel

Law360, New York (June 14, 2012, 7:58 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Assembly committee on Thursday approved a bill to keep industrial waste generated by hydraulic fracturing out of the state following hours of conflicting testimony over the environmental hazards and federal oversight associated with the controversial drilling process.

The proposed legislation, approved 4-1 by the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, would prohibit waste treatment facilities in New Jersey from dealing with the liquid and solid byproduct of the drilling technique known as fracking, through which underground shale is pierced with a mixture of...
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