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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to environmental conservation|
|Apr 25, 2011||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S4793
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S4793 - Details
S4793 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4793 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing the New York state indigenous natural gas value added task force; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to establish a task force on indigenous gas and the potential value-added benefit to New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Legislative Intent. Section 2: Article 19 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 13. Section 3: Effective date JUSTIFICATION: The first natural gas well drilled in the United States was drilled in Fredonia, New York in 1821, since that time more than 75,000 wells have been drilled. Over the years the natural gas has been utilized by homeowners, businesses, manufacturing and school districts to the benefit of Chautauqua County.
S4793 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4793 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 25, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- 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 establishing the New York state indigenous natural gas value added task force; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds and declares that within New York state lies the Marcellus shale which is a black shale formation extending deep underground from Ohio and West Virginia northeast into Pennsylvania and southern New York. According to the New York state department of environmental conservation some geolo- gists estimate that the entire Marcellus shale formation contains between 168 trillion to 516 trillion cubic feet of natural gas through- out its entire extent. It is not yet known how much gas will be commer- cially recoverable from the Marcellus shale in New York state. New York state currently uses 1.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas a year. In order for New York state to derive the full value of this commodity located in the state, we need to utilize the gas in New York state for manufacturing and other value added activities. S 2. Article 19 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 13 to read as follows: TITLE 13 NEW YORK STATE INDIGENOUS NATURAL GAS VALUE ADDED TASK FORCE SECTION 19-1301. NEW YORK STATE INDIGENOUS NATURAL GAS VALUE ADDED TASK FORCE. 19-1303. TASK FORCE COMPOSITION. 19-1305. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE TASK FORCE. S 19-1301. NEW YORK STATE INDIGENOUS NATURAL GAS VALUE ADDED TASK FORCE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07314-01-1
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