City of Auburn votes to rescind ban of treatment of fracking fluid

Mar 8, 2012

Just a few days after the city of Niagara Falls voted unanimously to ban the treatment of fracking fluid at its municipal treatment plant, the city of Auburn has voted to rescind theirs.

Auburn City Councilors voted in July of 2011 to ban the treatment of fracking wastewater, which could contain chemicals and heavy metals. 

The Auburn Citizen reports that of 30 people to speak at last night's meeting, 27 of them were against rescinding the ban.  After nearly 2 hours, City Councilors voted 3-2 to rescind the ban. Auburn Mayor Michael Quill was one of those who voted against rescinding the ban. 

Read more on last night's meeting by visiting the Auburn Citizen