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SB 248:

Oil and Gas Extraction Chemicals - Underground Injection

Author: State Senator Fran Pavley

SB 248 would have prohibited the disposal of oil and gas wastewater into unlined pits that threaten groundwater. It would also have required that only chemicals with complete health and safety data could be used in oil and gas extraction methods that require underground injection, and that their identities and properties would be publicly disclosed.

Bill info from the legislature

CLCV Supported


Passed Senate 22-18
Held in Assembly Suspense

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PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONDID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTE:Did not vote on a bad bill. Counted positively.EXCUSED:Absent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.
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