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2017 Regular Session



Oil and Natural Gas - Hydraulic Fracturing - Prohibition

Sponsored by:

Senator Zirkin


In the Senate - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Prohibiting a person from engaging in the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the exploration or production of oil or natural gas in the State; repealing a provision of law that requires the Department of the Environment to adopt specified regulations; and repealing a provision of law that prohibits the Department from issuing a specified permit until October 1, 2017.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Zirkin, Astle, Brochin, Currie, Feldman, Ferguson, Guzzone, Kagan, Kelley, King, Lee, Madaleno, Manno, McFadden, Muse, Nathan-Pulliam, Pinsky, Ramirez, Robinson, Rosapepe, Smith, Young, and Zucker
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB1325
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Environment
Natural Resources - Generally
Narrow Subject(s):Environment, Department of
Fuel -see also- Coal
Hydraulic Fracturing -see also- Wells
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Environment

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November 28, 2017 1:12 P.M.