CT's two proposed fracking waste bills: to ban or to regulate?

Apr 16, 2014

A worker walks on top of a container of chemicals used in the making of a brine water that is then pumped below the surface in a hydraulic fracturing process to release natural gas from shale deposits at a gas well site in Zelienople, Pa.
Credit AP/Keith Srakocic

Fracking for natural gas could be coming to New York sometime in the future—right now, the state has been reviewing the health impacts of fracking for several years.

Meanwhile, Suffolk County and several other counties already have a law banning disposal of fracking waste.

And, now Connecticut is considering legislation dealing with fracking waste, and it’s generating some controversy.

WSHU's Mark Herz talks with The CT Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel to get some details.