senate Bill S4276A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "look before you leap act of 2014" to establish a 5 year moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracturing and the conducting of an investigation thereon

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 24, 2014 print number 4276a
amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Mar 19, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

S4276 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5974A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6703, A6541A

S4276 - Summary

Enacts the "look before you leap act of 2014" to establish a 5 year moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracturing and the conducting of an investigation thereon.

S4276 - Sponsor Memo

S4276 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4276

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to enact the "look before you leap act of 2013" relating  to  the
  imposition  of a 5 year moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracturing
  for the purpose of  conducting  an  investigation  of  the  effect  of
  hydraulic fracturing

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "look before you leap act of 2013."
  S  2.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature  hereby finds that the
drilling method, known as high-volume  hydraulic  fracturing  or  hydro-
fracking,  carries significant environmental risks that impact land, air
and water resources.
  The legislature further  finds  that  the  natural  gas  industry  has
exemptions  or  exclusions from key parts of at least seven of the major
federal environmental laws designed to protect air and water from radio-
active and hazardous chemicals  including:  the  national  Environmental
Policy  Act;  the  Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; the Safe Drinking
Water Act; the Resource Conservation and  Recovery  Act;  the  Superfund
Act; and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act.
  S  3.  (a)  There  is  hereby  established  a 5 year moratorium on the
conducting of high volume hydraulic fracturing in this state to  provide
an opportunity for the state to learn from the hydrofracking experiences
of other states, which is necessitated by the exemptions, granted to the
natural  gas  industry, from major federal laws protecting our air, land
and water from radioactive and toxic wastes, and to make a comprehensive
and cumulative examination of the environmental impacts associated  with
the  recent  rapid  expansion of hydrofracking across the United States,
with particular emphasis on the natural  gas  boom  that  began  in  the
neighboring state of Pennsylvania 3 years ago, and information therefrom

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09684-01-3

S4276A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5974A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6703, A6541A

S4276A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "look before you leap act of 2014" to establish a 5 year moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracturing and the conducting of an investigation thereon.

S4276A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4276A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4276--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- 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 enact the "look before you leap act of 2014" relating to the
  imposition of a 5 year moratorium on high volume hydraulic  fracturing
  for  the  purpose  of  conducting  an  investigation  of the effect of
  hydraulic fracturing

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "look before you leap act of 2014."
  S 2. Legislative findings.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  that  the
drilling  method,  known  as  high-volume hydraulic fracturing or hydro-
fracking, carries significant environmental risks that impact land,  air
and water resources.
  The  legislature  further  finds  that  the  natural  gas industry has
exemptions or exclusions from key parts of at least seven of  the  major
federal environmental laws designed to protect air and water from radio-
active  and  hazardous  chemicals  including: the national Environmental
Policy Act; the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act;  the  Safe  Drinking
Water  Act;  the  Resource  Conservation and Recovery Act; the Superfund
Act; and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act.
  S 3. (a) There is hereby  established  a  5  year  moratorium  on  the
conducting  of high volume hydraulic fracturing in this state to provide
an opportunity for the state to learn from the hydrofracking experiences
of other states, which is necessitated by the exemptions, granted to the
natural gas industry, from major federal laws protecting our  air,  land
and water from radioactive and toxic wastes, and to make a comprehensive

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09684-02-4

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