Vermont and fracking
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On April 12, 2012, the Vermont Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee voted unanimously for a bill that would ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the state, as well as prohibit collection, storage, or treatment of fracking wastewater in the state. The bill needed to be reconciled with the House before becoming law.
On May 4, 2012 the Vermont House of Representatives voted 103-36 in favor of banning hydraulic fracturing.
The ban was signed into law on May 17, 2012, making Vermont the first state in the nation to ban fracking.
- "Vermont Senate committee passes ban on fracking," VTDigger.org, April 12, 2012.
- "Vermont first state in nation to ban fracking for oil and gas" VT Digger, Carl Etnier, May 4, 2012.
- "Vt. becomes 1st state to ban hydraulic fracturing," Associated Press, May 17, 2012.
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