H.R.484 - To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to regulate hydraulic fracturing operations on Federal lands, and for other purposes.116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] (Introduced 01/10/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/05/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.484 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/10/2019)
This bill addresses requirements concerning hydraulic fracturing operations. 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 formation.
Specifically, this bill subjects the underground injection of such fluids or propping agents to regulation under state underground injection control programs, which protect drinking water.
In addition, the bill (1) requires the Bureau of Land Management to regulate hydraulic fracturing operations on federal land administered by the Department of the Interior, and (2) establishes permit requirements for such operations.