Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||
referred to environmental conservation
|Jan 07, 2015||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S927
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S927 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S927 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S927 TITLE OF BILL: An act suspending the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells for natural gas extraction in certain areas; and providing for the repeal of such provision upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to impose a moratorium on the issuance of certain natural gas drilling permits. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would prohibit horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas or oil drilling for three years. JUSTIFICATION: High volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) is a method of extracting natural gas from underground shale formations. The HVHF process typically includes the introduction of millions of gallons of fracturing fluid - a mixture of water, proppants and chemicals - under high pressure into a previously drilled wellbore. Oil and gas development utilizing HVHF involves the use and/or production of numerous toxic and hazardous air and water contaminants, a number of them known or suspected carcinogens. Oil and gas development utilizing
2015-S927 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 927 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 7, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, DILAN, ESPAIL- LAT, GIANARIS, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, LATIMER, MARTINS, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SAVINO, SERRANO, SQUA- DRON, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser- vation AN ACT suspending the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells for natural gas extraction in certain areas; and providing for the repeal of such provision upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. No horizontal natural gas or oil drilling or high-volume hydraulic fracturing shall be conducted in the state, and the department of environmental conservation shall issue no permits for the drilling of a well for extraction of oil or natural gas that would involve the use of horizontal drilling or high-volume hydraulic fracturing. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed 36 months after such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01919-01-5
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