State Fracking Rules Would Trump US Regs Under GOP Bill

Law360, New York (July 19, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT) -- A Republican on the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday floated legislation that would strip the federal government's ability to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public lands in states that have fracking rules already on their books.

Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, introduced H.R. 2728, the Protecting States' Rights and Preventing Federal Red Tape on American Energy Act,  which would bar the U.S. Department of the Interior from applying its proposed fracking rules for federal lands in states with their own fracking rules in place, regardless of...
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