Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
02/12/2020          

Fracking Ban Act

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01/01/2111 Open
02/12/2020 Introduced in House Open

            
        

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-NY 02/12/2020 Sponsor
Nydia Velazquez D-NY 05/27/2020 Cosponsor
Darren Soto D-FL 02/12/2020 Cosponsor
Mike Quigley D-IL 05/27/2020 Cosponsor
Ayanna Pressley D-MA 02/26/2020 Cosponsor
Chellie Pingree D- 05/27/2020 Cosponsor
Ilhan Omar D-MN 02/26/2020 Cosponsor
Jerrold Nadler D-NY 06/15/2020 Cosponsor
Alan Lowenthal D-CA 06/15/2020 Cosponsor
Zoe Lofgren D-CA 06/18/2020 Cosponsor
Ted Lieu D-CA 06/24/2020 Cosponsor
Andy Levin D-MI 05/27/2020 Cosponsor
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Date Branch Action
02/21/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
02/12/2020 President Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.Action By: House of Representatives
02/12/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5857. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/12/2020) Fracking Ban Act This bill phases out hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a process to extract underground resources such as oil or gas from a geologic formation by injecting water, a propping agent (e.g., sand), and chemical additives into a well under enough pressure to fracture the geological formation. The bill prohibits federal agencies from issuing permits for the expansion of fracking or fracked oil and natural gas infrastructure, including infrastructure intended to extract, transport, or burn natural gas or oil. In addition, the bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency to complete a survey of all oil and natural gas wells to identify the wells where fracking is, or has been, used. The survey must include a variety of data, including data on the proximity of fracking operations to inhabited structures (e.g., homes or schools). Beginning on February 1, 2021, the bill revokes permits for wells where fracking is, or has been, used within 2,500 feet of inhabited structures. The bill bans all fracking on onshore and offshore land by 2025. Finally, the bill requires the Department of Labor to establish a Just Transition Committee to make recommendations on ensuring the health and safety of individuals residing in, and the prosperity of, natural gas- and oil-producing regions during the phaseout of fracking.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/12/2020) Fracking Ban Act This bill phases out hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a process to extract underground resources such as oil or gas from a geologic formation by injecting water, a propping agent (e.g., sand), and chemical additives into a well under enough pressure to fracture the geological formation. The bill prohibits federal agencies from issuing permits for the expansion of fracking or fracked oil and natural gas infrastructure, including infrastructure intended to extract, transport, or burn natural gas or oil. In addition, the bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency to complete a survey of all oil and natural gas wells to identify the wells where fracking is, or has been, used. The survey must include a variety of data, including data on the proximity of fracking operations to inhabited structures (e.g., homes or schools). Beginning on February 1, 2021, the bill revokes permits for wells where fracking is, or has been, used within 2,500 feet of inhabited structures. The bill bans all fracking on onshore and offshore land by 2025. Finally, the bill requires the Department of Labor to establish a Just Transition Committee to make recommendations on ensuring the health and safety of individuals residing in, and the prosperity of, natural gas- and oil-producing regions during the phaseout of fracking.
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Africa
5 degrees Celsius;(25)fracking can expose workers to toxic substances like radon, the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, in concentrations hundreds of times more radioactive than the legal limit for nuclear power plant discharges, as well as other dangerous substances like silica dust;(26)low-income communities, communities of color, indigenous communities, and other environmental justice communities in the United States are disproportionately exposed to pollution from hyd

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(b)Survey(1)In generalNot later than January 31, 2021, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall complete a national survey of all oil and natural gas wells in the United States to identify all wells where hydraulic fracturing has been used or is in the process of being used

Americans
5 degrees Celsius;(25)fracking can expose workers to toxic substances like radon, the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, in concentrations hundreds of times more radioactive than the legal limit for nuclear power plant discharges, as well as other dangerous substances like silica dust;(26)low-income communities, communities of color, indigenous communities, and other environmental justice communities in the United States are disproportionately exposed to pollution from hyd

Arkansas
FindingsCongress finds that—(1)the chemicals injected into the ground during the hydraulic fracturing process include acids, detergents, and toxic chemicals that put drinking water at risk;(2)hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, extracts natural gas containing methane, a greenhouse gas that traps more than 86 times the heat of carbon dioxide in the short term;(3)the process of fracking results in further methane leakages that could increase carbon pollution in the United States by 25 percent by 20


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