Oil and natural gas trade associations' letter to Speaker John Boehner supporting the passage of H.R. 2728 (November 13, 2013)We support the passage of H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act, because states have and will continue to be in the best position to regulate and this bill acknowledges the strong role state regulation of oil and natural gas operations, including hydraulic fracturing, has played in this new energy revolution.
The states have led the way in regulating hydraulic fracturing operations while protecting communities and the environment for decades. The states provide the most protective regulations. With their agency staffs’ on-the-ground experience, state rules can be tailored to address the specific characteristics of state geology, hydrology, geography, etc. In addition, states have demonstrated the ability to quickly and effectively update and adapt their environmental and safety regulations to ensure safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operations while addressing changes in technology.
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