Thursday, June 21, 2012

New Jersey refuses to continue accepting fracking fluid.

New Jersey passed Act 575 in a 56 to 19 vote with four abstentions. Act 575 prohibits any water that has been used for hydraulic fracturing from being treated or stored in the State of New Jersey.  The legislature feared that continuing to accept fracking fluids would worsen the environmental problems in the state. Even though New Jersey does not have large pockets of shale gas like Pennsylvania, New Jersey sites have been accepted fracking waste from other states like Pennsylvania because the lack of rules or laws about accepting manufacturing byproducts.

Written by Joseph Negaard, Research Assistant
June 21, 2012

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