Pa. Bill Backing Use Of Mine Water In Fracking Moves Ahead

By Kelly Knaub (January 14, 2014, 2:28 PM EST) -- A controversial Pennsylvania bill that would limit the liability of landowners and mine operators that reuse mine water for hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas well development cleared the state Senate Appropriations Committee in a 16-9 vote Monday.

S.B. 411 — introduced by Sen. Richard Kasunic, D-Fayette/Somerset, aimed at curbing water pollution by providing essential liability protections for entities that develop acid mine water treatment systems used for oil and gas well development or other industrial uses — will soon move to the full Senate floor for a vote, which could happen as early as the week of Jan. 27, Sen....

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