Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2728: 'Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act': Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Sources, One Hundred and Thirteenth Congress, First Session, July 25, 2013 [open pdf - 2MB]
This testimony compilation is from the July 25, 2013 hearing, "Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2728: 'Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act'" before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Sources. From the opening statement of Doug Lamborn: "Since taking office, the Obama Administration has pursued the nationalization hydraulic fracturing regulations, determining that a big government solution is the best solution. While the Administration claims these regulations are meant as a 'baseline,' the reality is these burdensome and duplicative regulations could significantly inhibit hydraulic fracturing on federal land - thereby inhibiting energy production, American job creation, and continuing our dependence on foreign energy imports. At a hearing last week, Secretary Jewell testified to our Committee that baseline standards covering flowback control, wellbore integrity, and other basic requirements were needed at the federal level. However, the States have proactively taken the lead in managing hydraulic fracturing development on their lands and have been successfully doing so for decades. Nonetheless, the Administration continues to pursue implementation of its own needless one size fits all federal regulations, with practically no acknowledgement of the work the States have been doing for years in managing energy production while taking into consideration their own unique geography, hydrology, and production issues. This big government one size fits all generic approach to energy regulation will not work, yet this Administration continues to approach energy regulation like all 50 states are exactly the same." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Doug Lamborn, Catherine P. Foerster, Christi Craddick, John Rogers, and Lois Epstein.
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