Fracking ban bill passes full Senate

January 28, 2020

A bill seeking to ban hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking,” in certain parts of the Commonwealth has passed the full Senate by a 26-13 vote.

SB 106 (Surovell) seeks to prohibit fracking in the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area to better protect the Potomac Aquifer, which supplies drinking water to millions of Virginia residents.  Senator Scott Surovell and others brought similar legislation in previous years, but it always failed to advance out of committee.

SB 106 will now head to the House for consideration, where it will be referred to the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee.

VACo Contact: Chris McDonald, Esq.

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