PA Gov Wolf Signs Acid Mine Water for Fracking Law

it's a miracleIt’s a miracle! Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf actually did something right–he signed Senate Bill (SB) 875 into law yesterday. You may recall on Tuesday we told you that the PA Senate and House had passed SB875 and sent it on to Wolf for his signature (see PA Acid Mine Water Bill Passes, Waiting for Gov. Wolf’s Signature). The bill legally protects Marcellus Shale drillers should they decide to use acid mine water (AMW) as a source of water for fracking. Anti-drilling groups will only be too happy to launch frivolous lawsuits against drillers should they use AMW. This bill prevents those shenanigans from happening. It is a win/win for the environment–helping to lessen the amount of fresh water needed in fracking, and cleaning up a huge problem in the state of millions of gallons of AMW flowing out of abandoned coal mines. Congratulations to State Senator Camera Bartolotta (Republican) for writing and sponsoring the bill, and for making it happen. Too bad she isn’t the governor of PA right now…

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