senate Bill S5592

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Suspends hydraulic fracturing for the extraction of natural gas or oil

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 03, 2011 referred to environmental conservation


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S5592 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8129
2013-2014: S1201

S5592 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Suspends hydraulic fracturing for the extraction of natural gas or oil; suspends the issuance of new permits for such drilling.

S5592 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5592 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2011

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

AN ACT to suspend hydraulic fracturing; and providing for the repeal  of
  such provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section 1. There is hereby established a suspension of the issuance of
new permits for the drilling of a well which utilizes  the  practice  of
hydraulic  fracturing  for the purpose of stimulating natural gas or oil
in low permeability natural gas reservoirs, such as  the  Marcellus  and
Utica shale formations.
  The  purpose  of  such suspension shall be to afford the state and its
residents the opportunity to continue the review  and  analysis  of  the
effects  of hydraulic fracturing on water and air quality, environmental
safety and public health.
  For the purposes of this section, "hydraulic  fracturing"  shall  mean
the  fracturing  of rock by fluid for the purpose of stimulating natural
gas or oil for any purpose.
  This section shall not apply to permits issued prior to the  effective
date  of this act which utilize hydraulic fracturing that are subject to
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, and shall expire  and  be
deemed repealed June 1, 2012.

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


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