Vermont is First State to Ban Fracking

Vermont’s ban will have little to no immediate effect, as there is no drilling taking place, none proposed and no solid information that Vermont has the underground gas to draw interest in hydraulic fracturing, the controversial practice of injecting water and chemicals under high pressure into underground shale to release natural gas. The new law also bans the importation and storage of wastewater associated with fracking.
May 17, 2012

Vermont’s ban will have little to no immediate effect, as there is no drilling taking place, none proposed and no solid information that Vermont has the underground gas to draw interest in hydraulic fracturing, the controversial practice of injecting water and chemicals under high pressure into underground shale to release natural gas. The new law also bans the importation and storage of wastewater associated with fracking.

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