EMAIL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO SUPPORT THE PROTECTING STATES’ RIGHTS TO PROMOTE AMERICAN ENERGY SECURITY ACT
The Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act (H.R. 2728) would help promote American jobs and energy creation by limiting the regulations from the Administration on hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” a process used to extract oil and natural gas. The bill prohibits the Interior Department from enforcing federal hydraulic fracturing regulations in any state that already has regulations and recognizes states’ authority to regulate this type of activity.
The Heritage Foundation explains that fracking produces massive benefits and poses minimal risk. For example, they note that according to “a 2012 report from the economic consulting firm IHS Global Insight, unconventional shale oil and gas alone supports more than 1.7 million jobs, which is expected to increase to 3 million jobs as soon as 2020.” They add that “80 percent of new natural gas wells drilled domestically in the next decade will require fracking.”
H.R. 2728 would maintain the states’ ability to regulate fracking, which they have effectively done for decades, without burdensome, excessive, and costly federal regulation.
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