Senators Orrin Hatch, R-Ut., John Barrasso, R-Wy., and Mike Enzi, R-Wy., have introduced the “Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act” (S.316). The proposed law would ensure that oil and gas producing states are protected from redundant federal hydraulic fracturing regulations if state governments are already adequately regulating the practice.

“Many states, such as Utah, are doing the right thing and listening to stakeholders and communities around where hydraulic fracturing is taking place and regulating this acti...


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