S. 587 (112th): FRAC Act


Mar 15, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 15, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.

Senator from Pennsylvania



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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2011
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About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

3/15/2011--Introduced.Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act or the FRAC Act - Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal the exemption from restrictions on underground injection of fluids or ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 15, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 587”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (10D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 1135 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 11, 2013

H.R. 1084 (Related)
Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 15, 2011

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