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11/19/2013

Support House Energy Legislation

Act Now!

Tomorrow, November 20, the U.S. House of Representatives will be considering H.R. 2728, Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act. This bill would prohibit the Department of Interior from enforcing any federal regulations, guidance or permit requirement regarding oil, gas, and geothermal production activities. This would also include hydraulic fracturing, on or under federal lands in all 50 states, regardless if they already have a regulatory structure in place that oversees such activities.

Congress needs to hear a united message in support of this key energy development and production legislation. Will you take a few minutes to reach out to your lawmaker before the anticipated vote on November 20?

Email Your Representative Today:

Click here to email your Representative in support of H.R. 2728, Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act, when it comes for a vote: Manufacturers Unite: Support House Energy Legislation.


Background:
For years, we have known about our vast reserves of shale gas, but it was not until recently that we were able to capitalize on the technology to unlock these resources. The combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has unleashed an energy revolution in America rarely seen before, making us the largest oil and natural gas producer in the world today.

HR. 2728 requires that rather than force an unnecessary, one-size-fits-all federal regulatory regime on top of carefully tailored state-designed programs, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) must instead defer to existing state regulation related to oil, gas and geothermal development. In states with existing regulations, guidance or permitting requirements, the bill says that the federal rule will not be enforced. In such states, the federal requirements will apply until the state can put a regulatory framework in place.


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