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A Look Back: Committee Actions on Hydraulic Fracturing and Well Construction Rule


WASHINGTON, D.C., March 20, 2015 -

November 20, 2013 Committee approves bipartisan bill to stop duplicative federal hydraulic fracturing regulations.

July 31, 2013 Committee approves bipartisan bill to prevent duplicative federal hydraulic fracturing regulations.

July 19, 2013 Committee holds hearing on hydraulic fracturing legislation.

May 21, 2013 Committee requests additional time to review and comment on interior’s final hydraulic fracturing rule.

May 16, 2013 Committee says Obama administration’s proposed hydraulic fracturing rule imposes new layers of red-tape and duplicates states’ efforts.

May 4, 2012 Committee warns that Obama administration’s hydraulic fracturing regulations will cost American jobs and energy.

May 2, 2012 State and local experts warn that federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing will destroy jobs and harm America’s energy security.

April 19, 2012 Indian tribal leaders raise concerns about lack of BLM consultation with tribes during hydraulic fracturing rulemaking.

October 11, 2011 Committee requests Secretary Salazar testify on hydraulic fracturing.

December  1, 2010 Committee asks Secretary Salazar to consult with congress and report prior to acting on new hydraulic fracturing regulations.

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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