At the February meeting of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee, a resolution passed in support of banning fracking waste from Greenwich. Greenwich Conservation Associates (GCA) is a volunteer citizen’s group that is committed to protecting our Town's water and other natural resources. They are petitioning elected officials to pass an ordinance permanently banning fracking and other oil and gas extraction wastes.
Please show your support for protecting our public health and the Town’s natural resources from the toxic byproducts of fracking by clicking here to sign the GCA petition calling for a Greenwich municipal ban on fracking waste.
In 2014, the CT General Assembly passed a temporary moratorium banning some types of fracking waste. In 2017, efforts to extend the moratorium were unsuccessful. Although the House voted overwhelmingly to support S.B. 6329, the Senate failed to bring it to a vote.
If a local ordinance is adopted, Greenwich will join 37 other towns in Connecticut and 400 municipalities in New York, including towns in Westchester, that have passed bans on fracking waste.
Hydraulic fracturing combines water with an array of chemicals, some of which are carcinogenic, endocrine-disruptive, or otherwise toxic. The result is the contamination of huge quantities of water, with potential immediate and long-term threats to health. While there is no fracking in Connecticut now, the fracking fields of Pennsylvania and other states generate over two billion gallons of liquid waste every day, and millions of tons of solid waste. This toxic waste has to be disposed of somewhere, let's not let it be in Greenwich.