NJ Assembly Approves Fracking Waste Ban

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday approved legislation closing the state's borders to the liquid and solid waste generated from the controversial gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

In a vote of 56-19-4, the full Assembly approved a ban prohibiting the state's wastewater facilities from processing or disposing of any byproduct from the drilling technique that involves piercing underground shale with a mixture of water, chemicals and sand to release gas.

While New Jersey has already imposed a one-year moratorium on fracking, environmentalists...
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