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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3079         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 695


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Lori A. Ehrlich


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act preventing the disposal of hydraulic fracturing wastewater.






Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Jason Lewis


Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Kathleen O'Connor Ives

First Essex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3079        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 695

By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 695) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to hydraulic fracturing wastewater.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act preventing the disposal of hydraulic fracturing wastewater.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1. Section 43 of chapter 21 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding after paragraph 10 the following paragraph:-

              (11) (a) “Hydraulic fracturing” Hydraulic fracturing” means the process of pumping a fluid into or under the surface of the ground in order to create fractures in a geologic formation for the purpose of the production or recovery of oil or gas.

              (b) No person shall be permitted to collect, store, dispose of, or treat wastewater from hydraulic fracturing.

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