- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Natural ResourcesEnergy and Mineral ResourcesIntroducedNovember 3rd, 2017
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The federal government should require that there be a 1,500 foot buffer between oil and gas drilling operations and nearby homes, schools, and businesses to minimize the health and safety threat the energy extraction activities pose.
There’s not convincing evidence that living or being near oil and gas drilling threatens people’s health, so this bill seems like a solution in search of a problem. Besides, without research on the subject a 1,500 foot buffer is arbitrary.