A bill that would ban the storage or disposal of waste from fracking in Connecticut is moving through the General Assembly. On a 34-6 vote, the legislature's Judiciary Committee this week approved the proposed ban on drilling fluid and other waste generated as a byproduct of gas exploration. It now moves to the Senate for further action.
Danbury State Senator Mike McLachlan says more research is needed. He says the General Assembly should not ignore scientists studying the issue. He notes that a report is imminent from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Some lawmakers preferred temporary moratorium.