NJ Panel OKs Bill To Keep Fracking Waste Out Of State

Law360, New York (June 7, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Senate environmental panel on Thursday unanimously approved a bill banning the treatment, disposal or storage of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing in the state.

The bill, which has widespread support from environmentalists, bans treatment facilities from dealing with the liquid byproduct of the controversial natural gas extraction technique, which uses water mixed with chemicals and sand to pierce underground shale.

While New Jersey has a one-year moratorium on fracking in the state, proponents of the bill said it's needed to prevent the state from...
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