County Bans on the Improper Re-use and Disposal of Fracking Waste

County Bans on the Improper Re-use and Disposal of Fracking Waste

At least 10 New York counties have passed bans on the improper re-use and/or disposal of fracking waste. Ulster, Oneida, Tompkins, and Orange Counties have prohibited road spreading of fracking waste, and Nassau County has prohibited the acceptance of such waste at wastewater treatment facilities. Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Albany, and Suffolk Counties have prohibited both road spreading and acceptance of fracking waste at wastewater treatment plants.

For a link to a particular ban, click on the county name:

– See more at: http://www.riverkeeper.org/campaigns/safeguard/gas-drilling/the-facts-about-new-york-and-fracking-waste/#sthash.F47U3WZa.dpuf

“The Illusion of the Blue Flame: Water Law and Unconventional Gas Drill” by Anne Marie Garti

“The Illusion of the Blue Flame: Water Law and Unconventional Gas Drill” by Anne Marie Garti.

Cornell Environmental Law Society Energy Conference. Apr. 1-2, 2011

Welcome to the 2011 Environmental Law Society Energy Conference!