On June 22, 2015, the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee met to consider Senate Bill No. 875 providing for the use of treated mine water for oil and gas development – which was reported the same day. The Senate Committee vote was 10 in favor and 1 opposed.
Referred to the Senate Committee on June 4, 2015, SB 875 is aimed at encouraging the use of treated mine water in oil and gas operations by clarifying operators’ liabilities associated with the said water.
More information on the Bill content can be found in an earlier post, or a summary of the Bill is available here.
Written by Chloe Marie – Research Fellow06/24/2015