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Pennsylvania Proposed Legislation Encourages Re-Use Of Mine Influenced Water

On January 13th, the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of a senate bill that encourages oil and gas operators to re-use mine-influenced water for hydraulic fracturing.  Senator Kasunic (D-Fayette/Somerset) re-introduced the bill, known as Senate Bill 411 (previously Senate Bill 1346 of last session). The bill is set to move to the full Senate floor for a vote in the near future.