- The Albany County Legislature in New York state, passed a law that bans fracking waste from entering landfills in the county.
- Local Law "D" was passed unanimously and prevents the possibility of fracking waste damaging public health and safety.
- The law expands upon an existing ban that prohibits the use of fracking waste as a method of de-icing roadways and bans processing the waste in wastewater treatment plants.
Data shows that since 2010, New York landfills have accepted over 510,000 tons of solid fracking waste and 23,000 barrels of liquid waste.
Some environmental groups advocate for expanded regulations that would have a broader reach in the state. Elizabeth Moran, a water and natural resources associate with Environmental Advocates of New York said, "There should be a statewide ban."