NY Legislature Passes Bill to Close Fracking Waste Loophole

July 22, 2020

Originally published in NRDC on July 22, 2020.

After years of deadlock, key legislation that regulates oil and gas waste passed the New York State Legislature this week. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Rachel May and Assemblymember Steve Englebright, closes a longstanding and dangerous loophole that exempts dangerous oil and gas industry waste from New York’s existing hazardous waste regulations.