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Legislator Betty Jean Grant                   Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams                   Legislator Thomas A. Loughran

Betty Jean Grant                  Barbara Miller-Williams                 Thomas A. Loughran

District 2 Legislator                               District 1 Legislator                              District 5 Legislator 


 Legislator Peter J. Savage, III                            Legislator Patrick B. Burke

           Peter J. Savage, III                            Patrick B. Burke              

  District 3 Legislator                                       District 7 Legislator



Democratic Caucus News

Erie County Legislature Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant Statement Concerning Release of NYS Study that Effectively Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing in New York State

Buffalo, NY- Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo), Democratic Leader of the Erie County Legislature, applauds the release this afternoon of a NYS Health Department study that effectively bans hydraulic fracturing in New York State. 

As Chairwoman of the Erie County Legislature in 2013, Betty Jean Grant was the lead sponsor of a local law that outlawed hydraulic fracturing on land owned by Erie County.  The law, which was approved by County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, also prohibits the storage, disposal, or treatment of natural gas waste and fracturing fluids or solids by any wastewater treatment facility owned or operated by Erie County, prohibits the purchase or acquisition of such materials by Erie County, and prohibits the application of any of these products to construct or maintain any road owned or maintained by Erie County.