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Democrats Block Resolution to Protect American Energy Renaissance

WASHINGTON, October 29, 2019 -

Today, House Democrats blocked the option to consider a resolution affirming state primacy over the regulation of hydraulic fracturing, a technology that’s enabled America's energy revolution and delivered lower energy prices for consumers in a safer, cleaner, more reliable way. The resolution, H. Res. 659, sponsored by Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-UT), also affirms opposition to any President unilaterally declaring a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing on Federal lands.

During debate, U.S. Representative Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) spoke on the importance of the House considering the resolution:

“In recent weeks, many of the Democratic candidates for President have pledged to ban hydraulic fracturing in the United States… While this widely used practice is often vilified by extreme environmentalists and proponents of the Green New Deal, in fact, hydraulic fracturing is heavily regulated by the States and governed by stringent industry standards…   

“American households and businesses have benefitted significantly … U.S. gas bills fell by $13 billion … resulting in lowest emission levels in a generation. Thanks to hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. is leading the way in emissions reductions through innovation …”

To hear the speech by Rep. Debbie Lesko, click HERE.

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-225-2761

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