Thursday, July 16, 2009

Information on the Frack Act bills in US Congress and Senate

Here is information on the bills in the United States Congress and Senate to amend the exemption of the Oil and Gas Industry from the Clean Water Act. These bills will make them have to tell what is in the fracking fluid. This could prevent contamination like in Midland with Hexavalent Chromium in their water.
Or accidents that caused 16 cattle to drop dead after eating from a pasture where drilling waste had spilled into.
There are have been many more incidents and accidents reported.

The O & G Industry is pushing hard for these bills to fail. At this time, not 1 Texas Senator or Representative has signed on to co-sponsor this bill. We know Texas has always been an Oil and Gas State but that doesn't mean that we should allow it to be done dangerously and without any accountability. It is important that we let them know that water, our most important resource, is very important to all Texans.
S.1215 Title: A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 6/9/2009)
Cosponsors (1)
Related Bills: H.R.2766 Latest Major Action: 6/9/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
H.R.2766 Title: To repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] introduced6/9/2009)
Cosponsors (14)
Related Bills: S.1215 Latest Major Action: 6/9/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Representatives and Senator co-sponsoring these bills are all in states that have had gas drilling for many years. They have experienced long term effects from it being done wrong. The OGAP has done a great job in New Mexico and Colorado. We need to support them here in Texas. They will push for better regulation and accountability.