NJ Bill Would Extend Ban On Fracking Until EPA Report

Law360, New York (December 19, 2012, 7:20 PM EST) -- A New Jersey assemblyman is sponsoring legislation to extend a state ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas until the state environmental commissioner has the chance to review a federal study on the impact of the controversial drilling method on the water supply.

Republican Declan O'Scanlon, who represents Monmouth County along the shore, is proposing to extend a one-year moratorium signed by Gov. Chris Christie that is set to expire next month. O'Scanlon did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

The extended moratorium...
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