Vermont Set To Ban Fracking

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Vermont is set to become the first state to completely ban hydraulic fracturing within its borders.

Other states – notably Pennsylvania neighbors New York and New Jersey – have enacted  official or de facto moratoriums temporarily halting the practice, but Vermont would be the first state to ban it, if Governor Peter Shumlin signs the bill.

As the AP reports, Vermont isn’t sitting on top of much natural gas, but the legislation goes beyond fracking. According to Platts, the legislation would prohibit out-of-state drillers from disposing fracking fluid, brine and other waste  in Vermont.


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