There are some very interesting new bills that have just been introduced into the NYS Assembly by the Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee, Assemblyman Sweeney. Here are the bill numbers, hotlinked to the Assembly’s bill look-up page, where you can read a summary or the full text of the bill.
These bills do not, at this time, have sponsors in the NYS Senate.
The first, A10088, prohibits the on-site storage of flowback water.
The second, A10090, prohibits the disposal of drill cuttings at the drilling site.
The third, A10091, relates to the regulation of the use of hydraulic fracturing fluids.
The fourth, A10092, requires an environmental impact statement to be prepared for any natural gas or oil drilling involving the use of hydraulic fracturing fluid.