On May 7, 2014, the Connecticut legislature passed a three-year moratorium on the storage, treatment, disposal and transportation of all hydraulic fracturing waste within the state even though no fracking is being done and there are no facilities handling drilling waste.

Noting that this bill is “pre-emptive action,” the bi-partisan sponsors expressed concern that near-by New York state which is considering lifting its moratorium on hydraulic fracturing “could send waste to Connecticut.”

The moratorium is to allow the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to research the materials used in hydraulic fracturing and to “submit regulations to the … Continue Reading