Bill Text: VA SB951 | 2018 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Eastern Virginia; hydraulic fracturing prohibited.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2018-02-08 - Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (8-Y 8-N) [SB951 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-SB951-Introduced.html
Offered January 19, 2018
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 62.1-256.2, relating to hydraulic fracturing; Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area; prohibition.
Patron-- Surovell
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 62.1-256.2 as follows:

§62.1-256.2. Hydraulic fracturing; Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area.

No person shall conduct any hydraulic fracturing in the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area established pursuant to this chapter. For purposes of this section, "hydraulic fracturing" means the treatment of a well by the application of hydraulic fracturing fluid, including a base fluid and all additives, under pressure for the express purpose of initiating or propagating fractures in a target geologic formation to enhance production of oil or natural gas.