Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to environmental conservation
|Jan 10, 2017||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S1564
2017-2018 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
2017-S1564 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S1564 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1564 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
2017-S1564 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1564 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 10, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, DILAN, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, LATIMER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SAVINO, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation 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. § 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. LBD00681-01-7
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