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Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act

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A bill to clarify that a State has the sole authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on Federal land within the boundaries of the State.

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03/19/2015Introduced in Senate

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03/19/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
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Senate Energy and Natural Resources03/19/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/19/2015)

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.