Friday, May 18, 2012

Vermont Becomes the First State to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing

The Vermont Legislature passed a hydraulic fracturing ban on May 4th. The new law makes it illegal to frack or store wastewater from fracking. However, if the statelearns that hydraulic fracking is safe by January 15, 2015 this act can be repealed.
On May 16th the bill was signed into law by the Governor of Vermont, making Vermont the first state to pass a ban on fracking.

Written by Joseph Negaard, Research Assistant
May 18, 2012

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