S.1374 - Hydraulic Fracturing Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
||Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM] (Introduced 08/03/2001)
||Senate - Environment and Public Works
||08/03/2001 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8950) (All Actions)
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Introduced in Senate (08/03/2001)
Hydraulic Fracturing Act - Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to: (1) study the effects on underground drinking water sources of hydraulic fracturing to determine whether regulation of such practice is necessary to protect such sources; and (2) promulgate such regulations as are determined to be necessary. Provides that a determination that regulation is unnecessary will relieve States from any further obligation to regulate hydraulic fracturing as an underground injection. Defines "hydraulic fracturing" as the process of creating a fracture in a reservoir rock, and injecting fluids and propping agents, for the purposes of reservoir stimulation related to oil and gas production activities.