senate Bill S2697A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to natural gas development using hydraulic fracturing

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 17, 2012 print number 2697a
amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 28, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

Bill Amendments

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S2697 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd En Con L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A11347

S2697 - Summary

Relates to natural gas development using hydraulic fracturing; enacts provisions to ensure natural gas development practices will be sustainable and safe.

S2697 - Sponsor Memo

S2697 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2697

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  natural  gas  development  using  hydraulic  fracturing  and to repeal
  certain provisions of such law relating thereto

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Legislative  declarations and purpose. 1. The legislature
recognizes that the expansion of natural gas development in the state of
New York using hydraulic fracturing poses unique threats to human health
and to the environment. The  legislature  further  recognizes  that  New
York's current laws are inadequate to protect against these threats.
  2.  As  natural gas development expands, it is the highest priority of
this state to protect human health as well as to ensure  the  safety  of
irreplaceable  natural  assets  such  as safe drinking water, clean air,
wildlife, and the aesthetic beauty of the state.
  3. Hydraulic fracturing utilizes components that are often toxic, that
are non-biodegradable, and that are virtually impossible to remove  once
they  enter  the  natural environment. Many of these hazardous chemicals
are known carcinogens  and  others  can  cause  other  life  threatening
illnesses.  Drinking  water  contamination from hydraulic fracturing can
lead to exposure to endocrine disrupting agents and to  other  chemicals
that  can  cause  kidney,  liver,  heart,  blood, brain damage and other
hazardous health effects.
  4. Hydraulic fracturing operations withdraw  millions  of  gallons  of
water  from  the  ground  and  surface  waters of the state, which are a
precious, finite and invaluable resource, upon which there is likely  to
be  an  ever-increasing  demand for present, new and competing uses. The
withdrawal of ground and surface waters of the state should be regulated
in a manner that benefits the people of the state and is compatible with

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02942-01-1

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S2697A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd En Con L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A11347

S2697A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to natural gas development using hydraulic fracturing; enacts provisions to ensure natural gas development practices will be sustainable and safe.

S2697A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2697A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2697--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO, CARLUCCI, ESPAILLAT, KRUEGER, MONT-
  GOMERY,  RIVERA,  SERRANO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation  in
  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  natural gas development using hydraulic fracturing

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Legislative  declarations and purpose. 1. The legislature
recognizes that the expansion of natural gas development in the state of
New York using hydraulic fracturing poses unique threats to human health
and to the environment. The  legislature  further  recognizes  that  New
York's current laws are inadequate to protect against these threats.
  2.  As  natural gas development expands, it is the highest priority of
this state to protect human health as well as to ensure  the  safety  of
irreplaceable  natural  assets  such  as safe drinking water, clean air,
wildlife, and the aesthetic beauty of the state.
  3. Hydraulic fracturing utilizes components that are often toxic, that
are non-biodegradable, and that are virtually impossible to remove  once
they  enter  the  natural environment. Many of these hazardous chemicals
are known carcinogens  and  others  can  cause  other  life  threatening
illnesses.  Drinking  water  contamination from hydraulic fracturing can
lead to exposure to endocrine disrupting agents and to  other  chemicals
that  can  cause  kidney,  liver,  heart,  blood, brain damage and other
hazardous health effects.
  4. Hydraulic fracturing operations withdraw  millions  of  gallons  of
water  from  the  ground  and  surface  waters of the state, which are a
precious, finite and invaluable resource, upon which there is likely  to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02942-02-1

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