Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 2728 - Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

Nov 18, 2013 4:21 PM

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Capps (CA)


LATE Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from approving additional offshore hydraulic fracturing activities until completion of a study, conducted in coordination with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and the Environmental Protection Agency, of the impacts of offshore hydraulic fracturing on the marine environment and public health.

Capps (CA)


LATE REVISED There is a provision that provides states more authority over federal laws. This amendment says that the federal government will not pay for state laws, regulations, or other incurred costs.

Cartwright (PA)


Ensures that the Secretary of Interior can still enforce laws that are already in existence to protect health and safety on federal land.

Cartwright (PA)


Ensures that the Secretary of Interior still has the authority to ensure well safety, including certification requirements for safety systems related to well control, cementing and casing, and procedures to minimize ignition and explosion of hydrocarbons

Castor (FL)


LATE Delays flood insurance premium changes until the completion of affordability study.

DeFazio (OR)


REVISED Prohibits the export of natural gas produced from public lands.

Flores (TX)


LATE Requires states to submit a copy of their hydraulic fracturing regulations and chemical disclosure requirements to the BLM for public disclosure and provides other technical/clarifying changes.

Holt (NJ), Peters, Scott (CA), Polis (CO)


Allows the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations on public lands.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Provides that deference accorded to state fracking regulations by Department of Interior is limited to those state regulations that are at least as stringent as federal regulations, guidance, or requirements.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Provides that the Secretary of the Interior must review and approve — and if the Secretary does not approve then the state must stop.

Jackson Lee (TX)


The Secretary shall conduct an annual review of any and all state hydraulic fracturing activity and submit a report to Congress.

Maloney, Sean (NY)


LATE Prohibits hydraulic fracturing in the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

McNerney (CA)


Prohibits a permit from being issued if the project would use water from the Central Valley Project.

McNerney (CA)


WITHDRAWN Requires the EPA to ensure that adequate research is conducted on the viability of using wastewater or recycled water for the hydraulic fracturing process.

McNerney (CA)


WITHDRAWN Requires the EPA to consult with the U.S. Geological Survey when conducting hydraulic fracturing research.

Polis (CO)


Eliminates a loophole in the Clean Air Act under which oil and gas exploration and production activities are exempt from complying with the Clean Air Act’s aggregation requirement and adds hydrogen sulfide to the federal list of hazardous air pollutants.

Reed (NY), Costa (CA)


LATE Directs the GAO to conduct a study on the economic benefits of domestic oil and gas production as result of hydraulic fracturing including job creation, energy prices and State and Federal revenues.

Veasey (TX)


Establishes a task force composed of federal, state, industry, and academic leaders to identify best practices for shale oil and gas extraction.