Methane leaks and fracking waste.
Since Connecticut has neither fossil fuel nor geothermal hot enough to generate electricity under it, nobody fracks in Connecticut. We don’t want anyone else’s waste: our only methane leaks are from local natural gas distribution pipes belonging to EverSource, our electric and natural gas distribution utility.
Nationally, methane leaks in many places seem to be a major problem. This leads to the idea that fossil fuel firms might be better off with more money for less fuel. It should be cheaper for them to make out a bill of sale for fossil fuel as mineral rights than to extract fuel to sell.
What if we tax energy regardless of carbon footprint for revenue to buy fossil fuel as mineral rights to keep it in the ground (to please environmentalists) while still supporting "too big to fail" fossil fuel firms in the style to which they have become accustomed?
For fracking waste, it might work for the federal government to take delivery of it and then try to figure out what to do with it. If it is feasible to reuse waste fracking fluid again as fracking fluid, that might be the best use for it.
Failing that, maybe a chemical engineering team can be hired to figure out if it is feasible to separate water from hydrocarbons and minerals - well enough to be able to reuse that water for anything.
In any event, it would really help if some good use could be found for fracking waste!