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Saturday, November 23, 2013

House votes to block federal fracking rules

House votes to block federal fracking rules

By Pete Kasperowicz
The Hill
The House passed legislation Wednesday evening that would block the Department of the Interior from regulating hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in states that already have their own regulations in place.

Members passed the bill 235-187 with the help of 12 Democrats; two Republicans voted against it.

The bill, H.R. 2728, is one of three energy bills House Republicans brought up this week to speed up the process of extracting and moving energy across the country, which the GOP said would help lower energy costs and create jobs.

President Obama's veto threat against the bill, and the likelihood that the Senate will ignore it, means it stands almost no chance of becoming law. Nonetheless, Republicans argued that pending rules from Interior would only slow down energy production and job creation in states that are already regulating fracking. Read more...

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

States regulating fracking….now that's a joke!

Anonymous said...

We can't reply our Freakin' Frackin' Governor Corbett to protect us here in PA. He was bought and paid for by the oil industry to get elected.

Anonymous said...

This dawg will never hunt

Anonymous said...

House Republicans are such TOOLS!