Later this morning Governor Rick Perry will sign HB 2767 by Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) and Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), which clarifies ownership of oil and gas fluid drilling waste for purposes of treating and recycling such waste for subsequent beneficial use. HB 2767 clears the way for oil and gas producers to transfer their fluid waste to treatment companies for recycling rather than simply disposing of the waste in disposal wells. Prior to passage of HB 2767, the potential liability associated with future use of treated waste acted as a deterrent to recycling.

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