New Jersey legislators are taking steps to make it easier for the state to get rid of a costly methane gas law.
Lawmakers passed a bill on Monday that would require gas stations to report any leaks of methane gas, including methane from wells, wells and storage tanks.
The bill, AB 2055, was introduced by Assemblyman Anthony Biondi (D-Essex) and is one of several bills aimed at improving the state’s air quality.
The bill, which also includes a ban on fracking, would take effect in January 2019.
The legislation is expected to cost about $4.8 million annually to enforce.