Posts Tagged ‘ fracking waste ’

Mass. town first in that state to ban fracking waste

May 6th, 2014 | By

Pelham, Massachusetts, has become the first community in the state to vote unanimously at their annual town meeting to establish a new bylaw prohibiting the storage, use, or dispersal in town or on its roads of any waste products from the process of hydraulic fracturing for gas and oil. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story.



CT Senate endorses moratorium on disposal of fracking waste

May 6th, 2014 | By

The moratorium, which would run until July 1, 2017, is a bipartisan alternative to a permanent ban sought by environmentalists concerned that waste generated from fracking in Pennsylvania and, eventually, New York could reach Connecticut. For more on this story, visit: CT Senate endorses moratorium on disposal of fracking waste | The CT Mirror.



Fracking waste unlikely to come to CT

Apr 29th, 2014 | By

regardless of how a competing bill that could allow it in for treatment and disposal in the future fares, industry experts, environmental officials and even companies that could profit from treating the waste agree that the chance of such waste coming to Connecticut is roughly zero.



Courant Editorial: Dangerous fracking waste needs to be kept out of Connecticut

Apr 24th, 2014 | By
A facility for storing fracking waste in Pennsylvania. (photo: riverkeeper.org)

The Environment Committee approved a House bill that would allow the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to regulate fracking waste. Along with the Judiciary Committee, it also moved forward a Senate bill that would “prohibit the storage or disposal in this state of materials produced as a by-product of fracking activities.”