S.1234 - Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act

A bill to clarify that a State has the sole authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on Federal land within the boundaries of the State. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to clarify that a State has the sole authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on Federal land within the boundaries of the State. as introduced.
  • Short: Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act as introduced.

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06/26/13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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James Inhofe

R-OK

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Official Summary

Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act - Grants any state sole authority to promulgate or enforce any regulation, guidance, or permit requirement regarding the treatment of a well by the application of fluids under pressure to which propping agents may be added for the expr

Official Summary

Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act - Grants any state sole authority to promulgate or enforce any regulation, guidance, or permit requirement regarding the treatment of a well by the application of fluids under pressure to which propping agents may be added for the expressly designed purpose of initiating or propagating fractures in a target geologic formation in order to enhance production of oil, gas, or geothermal production activities on or under land within the boundaries of that state. Subjects such a well treatment on federal land to state law as well.

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