Lawmaker Pushes Bill To Move Fracking Regulation To States

Law360, New York (February 8, 2017, 4:15 PM EST) -- A Republican Congressman from Texas who wants to put fracking regulation in the hands of states introduced proposed legislation to the House of Representatives on Tuesday that would give states the right to control hydraulic fracturing on all land within their boundaries and would force companies with fracking operations on federal lands to comply with those state laws.

The bill, which would give states the sole authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing operations within their state's borders, was introduced Tuesday by Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, and echoes legislation proposed to the Senate by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., in 2015. Inhofe originally...

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