Groups Call For NJ Fracking Waste Ban

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT) -- Environmentalists and other groups on Monday called on New Jersey lawmakers to prohibit the treatment and disposal of waste from hydraulic fracturing amid signs that legislation implementing that ban could be picking up support.

Bills dealing with waste from the natural gas extraction method commonly known as fracking weren't taken up by the full state Senate or Assembly last session, though an Assembly bill was approved by that house's Environment and Solid Waste Committee with amendments.

Jim Walsh, the New Jersey director of Food & Water...
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