NY County Bans Fracking Waste

The Nassau County, NY Legislature unanimously passed a measure that bans fracking waste “from being used, sold, applied and imported into the county,” according to Newsday. The measure builds upon a previous ban on the disposal of fracking waste into sewage-treatment plants in the county. Violating the ban could mean a $25,000 penalty or 30… More »

Michigan Gov. Forms Panel on Fracking Waste

Following public concern regarding storage of radioactive waste in Michigan, the Detroit News reports that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced plans “to create an expert panel to review how low-activity radioactive materials are disposed of following criticism of the state’s waste-handling policies.” As a result, EQ, the private company operating the Wayne Disposal facility that… More »

MI Town Bans Fracking, Drilling Still Regulated by State Law

The Board of Trustees of Pittsfield Township, Michigan recently approved a resolution that bans fracking within town limits. There are no oil and gas projects planned in Pittsfield, but the resolution is “largely symbolic as local municipalities were stripped of their ability to block drilling within their borders by a 2011 amendment to the Michigan… More »

MI Accepts Rejected Fracking Waste

The Wayne Disposal landfill in Michigan will accept 36 tons of low-level radioactive waste that was generated by a Pennsylvania fracking well. According to the Lansing State Journal, “Ohio and West Virginia, two states with more intensive fracking activity than Michigan, have strengthened regulations on how to store, treat, process and dispose of radioactive oil… More »