Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The common council of Buffalo voted unanimously last week to ban all hydraulic fracturing in the city. Following in the footsteps of Pittsburgh, Buffalo is the second city to have such a ban. Notably, there haven't actually been any proposals to engage in fracking in either city but the hope to set the stage for other local governments.
Buffalo is also worried about the potential waste products (frack water or black water). Thus, the law also bans the the storage, transfer, treatment or disposal of natural gas exploration and production wastes.
This local law is likely to be a hot topic of discussion at our upcoming Hyrdro-Fracking Symposium.
The title of this post was going to be "No Fraking in Buffalo," but I was worried that all the BSG fans out there would think I was writing about something else.
- Jessica Owley
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