On November 20, 2013, the House passed Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act (H.R. 2728), giving state law primacy over federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing. The key provisions of the bill are summarized in the table below.  Prior to the vote in the House, the White House issued a statement threatening to veto any legislation that would require the federal government to defer to the states on this issue.

H.R. 2728:  Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act

Passed in the House of Representatives November 20, 2013

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