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senate Bill S. 1234

Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
    IntroducedJune 26th, 2013

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Title

Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act

Official Title

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

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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