June 13, 2013

Bills in NY Legislature 2013 Committees

Here are some of the bills in the NY legislative process that have become stuck in the committee system quagmire!  The 2013 session ends on June 20.  It's your state representatives and you are paying the bill!  Bills are available to search by topic on Open

BILL A5653-2013: Establishes a moratorium on conducting hydraulic fracturing for the extraction of natural gas or oil until 120 days after federal EPA issues report thereon
Establishes a moratorium on conducting hydraulic fracturing for the extraction of natural gas or oil until 120 days after federal Environmental Protection Agency issues a report on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on water quality and public health.
Sponsor: Englebright Committee: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

BILL A5132-2013: Imposes a moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling for natural gas until every aquifer in the state is mapped and classified
Imposes a moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling for natural gas until every aquifer in the state is mapped and classified by the United States Geological Survey and/or the New York State Geological Survey, and the department of environmental conservation has adopted regulations to protect such aquifers.
Sponsor: Englebright Committee: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

BILL S31-2013: Establishes a moratorium on the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells and prohibits drilling within two miles of the New York city water supply infrastructure
Establishes a moratorium on the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells and prohibits drilling within ten miles of the New York city water supply infrastructure.
Sponsor: ESPAILLAT Committee: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

BILL A5378-2013: Establishes a moratorium on the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells and prohibits drilling within two miles of the New York city water supply infrastructure
Establishes a moratorium on the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells and prohibits drilling within ten miles of the New York city water supply infrastructure.
Sponsor: Brennan Committee: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
BILL S4276-2013: Enacts the "look before you leap act of 2013" to establish a 5 year moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracturing and the conducting of an investigation thereon
Enacts the "look before you leap act of 2013" to establish a 5 year moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracturing and the conducting of an investigation thereon. /
Sponsor: LAVALLE Committee: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

BILL A5974-2013: Enacts the "look before you leap act of 2013" to establish a 5 year moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracturing and the conducting of an investigation thereon
Enacts the "look before you leap act of 2013" to establish a 5 year moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracturing and the conducting of an investigation thereon. /
Sponsor: Englebright Committee: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

 
BILL S448-2013: Establishes a moratorium on disposal of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing occurring outside the state until 120 days after federal EPA issues report thereon
Establishes a moratorium on the acceptance, disposal and/or processing of any fluid which was used in and drill cuttings from a hydraulic fracturing process performed outside of the state until 120 days after federal Environmental Protection Agency issues a report on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on water quality and public health, and submission of proof to the governor and legislature that the department of environmental conservation is capable of effectively regulating hydraulic fracturing drilling fluids, drill cutting and soil disposal.
Sponsor: AVELLA Committee: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

BILL A1770-2013: Establishes a moratorium on disposal of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing occurring outside the state until 120 days after federal EPA issues report thereon
Establishes a moratorium on the acceptance, disposal and/or processing of any fluid which was used in and drill cuttings from a hydraulic fracturing process performed outside of the state until 120 days after federal Environmental Protection Agency issues a report on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on water quality and public health, and submission of proof to the governor and legislature that the department of environmental conservation is capable of effectively regulating hydraulic fracturing drilling fluids, drill cutting and soil disposal. /
Sponsor: Maisel Committee: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

BILL S336-2013: Requires a health impacts assessment for horizontal gas drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing
Requires a health impact assessment for horizontal gas drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing; imposes a moratorium on such activities pending adoption and implementation of the final health impact assessment. /
Sponsor: AVELLA Committee: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION



BILL A2908-2013: Prohibits the use of toxic fracking solutions during hydraulic fracturing
Prohibits the use of toxic fracking solutions during hydraulic fracturing. /
Sponsor: Ortiz Committee: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

4 comments:

  1. It's good that peoples are now aware that hydraulic fracturing contaminates the ground water . It is clear from some of these conferences .

    Thanks
    Bruce Hammerson

    Hydraulic Installation Kits

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  2. These are not "conferences" Bruce. These are actual bills that are still lingering in committee venues of NYS government. There is no vote, up or down, until these get moved out of committee.

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  3. Excellent article above. May be you need more time to share all the knowledge that you have. So, thanks for share this information with us, I always come across this amazing post.

    Thanks
    Jack
    Used Heavy Construction Equipment

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  4. Thanks Jack! My whole purpose of this blog is to share information & help educate citizens on this incredible & complex topic. I'm glad that it is of use to you! I have more changes / additions in mind to make in the future - stay tuned!!

    and don't forget how important it is to contact 1) Gov Cuomo 2)DEC 3) DOH and 4) your own state and local legislators!!

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