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Grisanti Frack Bills on the Move Next Week

Despite being criticized by the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club less than two weeks after their introduction, state senator Mark Grisanti’s five bills designed to regulate fracking in New York are on the agenda Tuesday (6/5).

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation
Senator Mark J. Grisanti, Chair
9:00 AM, Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Room 901 LOB

Printed No.    Sponsor    Title
851    Young     An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the prohibition on salt licks on land inhabited by deer or bear and prohibiting the hunting of deer or bear with the aid of a salt lick    
2975A    Nozzolio    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to allowing the use of rifles for hunting in certain portions of Ontario county    
4345B    Grisanti    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the collection of mercury-containing thermostats; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof    
4361    Young    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to selectively cutting timber    
4522A    Grisanti    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to exempting minimum risk pesticides from pesticide applicator certification requirements    
5126
Refer to Finance    Carlucci    An act enacting the “Rockland Bergen Bi-state watershed flood prevention and protection act” and creating the Rockland Bergen Bi-state River Commission    
5228A
Refer to Finance    Grisanti    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, the public service law, the general business law and the tax law, in relation to brownfield site cleanup; and to repeal section 31 of part H of chapter 1 of the laws of 2003 amending the tax law relating to brownfield redevelopment tax credits, relating thereto    
5418B    Grisanti    An act to amend the navigation law, in relation to responsible parties for petroleum contaminated sites and incentives to parties who are willing to remediate petroleum contaminated sites    
5424    Marcellino    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the sale of delinquent tax liens on brownfields property    
6431    Grisanti    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the possession, sale, offer for sale, trade or distribution of shark fins    
6747A    Gallivan    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to permitting hunting with crossbows in certain circumstances; and to amend chapter 483 of the laws of 2010, amending the environmental conservation law relating to hunting by crossbow, in relation to the effectiveness thereof    
6891
Refer to Finance    Grisanti    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to high volume hydraulic fracturing natural gas production discharge notifications    
6892
Refer to Finance    Grisanti    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to creating the “High-volume Hydraulic Fracturing Waste Tracking Program”    
6893
Refer to Finance    Grisanti    An act relating to wastewater treatment; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof    
6894
Refer to Finance    Grisanti    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the creation of a geographic information system-based display to provide high-volume hydraulic fracturing information    
6895
Refer to Finance    Grisanti    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of wastewater for road and land spreading    
6993    Gallivan    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to eliminating the requirement that hunters wear back tags during hunting season in the state    
7078A    Grisanti    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to wild and exotic animal protection    
7167
Refer to Finance    Grisanti    An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the natural gas development habitat fragmentation protection    
7525
Refer to Finance    Grisanti    An act to amend the environmental conservation law and the state finance law, in relation to requiring retained deposits on unredeemed containers to be deposited into the environmental protection fund

Click here to read why the Sierra Club sees the bills as ineffectual and fraught with loopholes. The Sierra Club was not among the environmental groups that rubber-stamped approval of the bills when they were first rolled out on Good Friday.


  • the frackers got what they paid for 

  • Jesse Griffis

    Natural gas is too cheap and too plentiful! We can’t have that! We need alternatives, damnit! Quick, let’s find some reason to hate fracking, give it some scary framing and we’ll scare it out of NYS!

    Never mind the economic boom we could get from it. Never mind that natural gas production is WAY THE HELL better for the world than oil production. It’s still EVIL!

    • Respectfully: 1> Natural gas is now so cheap that our air & water will will devasted by the gas drilling & pipeline installation in NYS, in oder to  enable the industry to the ship it overseas for their own deep profit.. > 2.The health risks from fracking are THE public health issue of our time and since water is our source of life and hydrofracking makes water toxic, fear is justified> Which is why we, who have studied this issue deeply,  are demanding a Ban on Hydrofracking