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H.Res. 659 (116th): Affirming that States should maintain primacy for the regulation of hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas production on State and private lands and that the President should not declare a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing on Federal lands (including the Outer Continental Shelf), State lands, private lands, or lands held in trust for an Indian Tribe unless such moratorium is authorized by an Act of Congress.


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Oct 29, 2019.


This resolution affirms that (1) states maintain primacy for the regulation of hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas production on state and private lands; and (2) the President should not declare a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing on federal lands, state lands, private lands, or lands held in trust for an Indian tribe unless such moratorium is authorized by Congress.