NJ Senate Votes To Keep Fracking Waste Out Of State

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT) -- A bill prohibiting New Jersey from accepting out-of-state waste generated by the controversial gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was approved by the state Senate on Monday, propelling the measure to the governor for action.

The ban makes it illegal for New Jersey's waste facilities to treat or dispose of the liquid or solid waste left behind when natural gas is mined by injecting water, sand and chemicals into shale rocks far below ground. The Senate approved the bill, S. 253, by a...
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