A bill to clarify that a State has the sole authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on Federal land within the boundaries of the State. Introduced in Senate Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act This bill gives states the sole authority to promulgate or enforce any regulation, guidance, or permit requirement regarding hydraulic fracturing on or under any land within their boundaries. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a process to extract underground resources such as oil or gas from a geologic formation by injecting water, a propping agent (e.g., sand), and chemical additives into a well under enough pressure to fracture the geological formation. Hydraulic fracturing on federal land must comply with the law of the state in which the land is located.
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.Feb 7th, 2017
Introduced in SenateFeb 7th, 2017