Fracking

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New Jersey Assembly Approves Fracking Waste Treatment Ban

Lawmakers have approved legislation that bans hydraulic fracturing byproducts created in other states from entering New Jersey.

06/22/2012

Fracking Rig (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Full New Jersey Assembly To Vote On Fracking Measure

A bill passed the Assembly Environment Committee that would limit the treatment, disposal, and storage of the waste water from the controversial procedure, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney.

06/15/2012

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WCBS 880 Presents ‘Living Green’ – Episode 3: To Frack Or Not To Frack In New York

New York is considering allowing hydraulic fracturing in the Catskills. “Fracking” is a controversial method of drilling for natural gas beneath shale rock.

04/25/2012

Hydrofracking (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Debate Over Gas Drilling Continues In New York

Environmentalists say gas drilling risks contaminated water wells and air pollution. The industry says those fears are exaggerated and that the process been used safely on tens of thousands of wells.

03/31/2012

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Lawmakers Mull Ban On Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater

The measure before the Garden State’s Senate Environment Committee bans shipping, transporting, treating or disposing of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

12/01/2011

Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Mount Laurel, NJ - Aug 15, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Proposes Temporary Ban On ‘Fracking’

The state Legislature passed a bill in June to permanently ban the procedure known as “fracking.” On Thursday, Christie sent it back with a conditional veto recommending that the ban be lifted in a year.

08/25/2011

Natural gas drilling (credit: AP)

EPA Holding Final NY Hearing On Gas Drilling

The process, called hydraulic fracturing or fracking, releases natural gas from rock thousands of feet underground.

09/13/2010

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