ASSEMBLY, No. 4231

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED NOVEMBER 10, 2011

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  CONNIE WAGNER

District 38 (Bergen)

Assemblyman  REED GUSCIORA

District 15 (Mercer)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Diegnan

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Prohibits shipping or transporting into, or treatment in, the State, of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning wastewater from certain drilling techniques and supplementing P.L.1985, c.432 (C.13:1M-1 et seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    As used in this act, “hydraulic fracturing” means the drilling technique of expanding existing fractures or creating new fractures in rock by injecting water, often with chemicals, sand, or other substances, and often under pressure, into or underneath the surface of the rock for purposes including, but not necessarily limited to, well drilling and natural gas exploration and production.  The term “hydraulic fracturing” shall include “fracking,” “hydrofracking,” “hydrofracturing,” and other colloquial terms for this drilling technique.

 

     2.    No wastewater resulting from hydraulic fracturing for the purpose of natural gas exploration or production in any state may be shipped or transported into, or treated in, the State.

 

     3.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill prohibits any wastewater resulting from hydraulic fracturing to be shipped or transported from any other state or treated in the State.