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

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 Senate

    Feb 7th, 2017