"New Jersey Senate Bans Treatment of Fracking Waste"

"New Jersey legislators approved legislation on Monday banning the treatment or storage of fracking waste in the state."

"The natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is not taking place in New Jersey. But legislators and environmentalists are concerned about the state’s proximity to Pennsylvania, a shale gas fracking hot spot that sends some drill cuttings and wastewater to nearby states, including New York, for processing and treatment. New York is also currently considering allowing fracking upstate.

The New Jersey Assembly passed the ban last week, and the Senate voted for the bill Monday, sending it to Gov. Chris Christie for his signature."

Mireya Navarro reports for the New York Times June 25, 2012.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012