S. 1215 (111th): Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act

Introduced:
Jun 09, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 09, 2009
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2766 (Related)
Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 09, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 9, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 09, 2009
Referred to Committee Jun 09, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
9 cosponsors (8D, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Environment and Public Works

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6/9/2009--Introduced.
Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act - Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to: (1) repeal the exemption from restrictions on underground injection of fluids near drinking water sources granted to hydraulic fracturing operations under such Act; and (2) require oil and gas companies to disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.

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