Introduced by Sen. Aragon & Sen. Karr
For an Act
TITLE: CONCERNING THE SAFE DISPOSAL OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING FLUID AND THE QUOTA OF FRACTURING NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of Girls Nation That:
SECTION 1: The United States of America shall regulate the disposal of fluids used in the hydraulic fracturing process (as well as the amount of natural gas extracted) on a quarterly basis.
SECTION 2: The United States of America Department of Public Health and Environment will be responsible for the regulation of the fracturing fluid use. (The State Department of Natural
Resources will be responsible for the regulation of natural gas extraction, by means of fracturing,) on a quarterly basis.
SECTION 3: Fracturing fluids will be disposed of in a safe manner that will pose no threat to human safety. This can include sending the fluid through waste water treatment plants or reusing the fluid in future fracturing operations.
SECTION 4: (The quota placed on the amount of natural gas being extracted will be proportionate to the needs of the area being supplied by the fracturing occurring in that area. This quota will be determined by the State Department of Natural Resources according to the energy needs of the area.)
SECTION 5: Each fracturing company will send a quarterly report to the state departments assigned to handle the disposal of fracturing fluid and (the amount of gas extraction.) The reports will include the methods of safe disposal of fracturing fluids, as well as the quantity of fluid disposed of in this manner. Reports will detail the amount of natural gas extracted by the company through fracturing.
SECTION 6: Safety Clause. The General Assembly hereby finds, determines and declares that this act is Necessary for the immediate and future preservation of the public peace health and safety.
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