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H.R. 751 (117th): Protecting American Energy Production Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 3, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

H. R. 751


February 3, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Mullin, Mr. Norman, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Timmons, Mr. Balderson, Mr. Reschenthaler, Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, Ms. Cheney, Mr. Mann, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Latta, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Joyce of Pennsylvania, Mr. Biggs, Ms. Herrell, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Womack, Mr. Stauber, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Jackson, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Perry, Mr. Cawthorn, Mr. Baird, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Keller, Mr. Carl, Mr. Emmer, Mr. Valadao, Mrs. Boebert, and Mrs. McClain) introduced the following bill; which was 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


To prohibit a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting American Energy Production Act.


Protecting American energy production


Sense of Congress

It is the sense of Congress that States should maintain primacy for the regulation of hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas production on State and private lands.


Prohibition on declaration of a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the President may not declare a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing unless such moratorium is authorized by an Act of Congress.