Yesterday, MDN told you that Buffalo-area State Sen. Mark Grisanti had re-introduced several bills from last year that deal with fracking. Specifically, his bills would treat fracking wastewater as hazardous waste, disallow wastewater to be used as a de-icer on roads, and prohibit wastewater from treatment at municipal sewage plants (see NY Senator Grisanti Introduces 3 Fracking Bills – Is it a Sign?).
MDN concluded there was really nothing new or noteworthy about the re-introduction of the bills—it’s not a “sign” that fracking is about to be allowed in the state. However, we sent off a question to Grisanti’s office, just to be sure. We got back this response: