I keep telling you this:
Texas has NO regulation specific to hydraulic fracturing. So, there is NO WAY federal regulation can interfere with state regulation in Texas.
I know it’s hard to believe but it’s true. The Groundwater Protection Council, National Energy Technology Laboratory and Department of Energy, a bunch of “Radical-Far-left-Nazi-Socialists” groups, (Or is it Socialists-Nazi? I can never remember.) did a study of regulations for all the states. If you bother to click the link and scroll to page 158, you will see for yourself that Texas does not regulate hydraulic fracturing. I know, I know… You, dear Internet People, are lazy and you want it spoon fed to you with pictures. Okay here, here is page 158:
If it’s not too much trouble, you can click on that image to see a larger version.
There, I’ve spelled it all out for you, with pictures. So no more crazy comments about the feds taking away our state’s rights and yatty, yatty… The feds can’t take something away that doesn’t exist.
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Mike H. says
Good point. For pipeline safety rules, states can not make stricter rules than Federal Laws (CFR's) for Interstate pipelines. But, if a state makes no rules, or weaker rules, for interstate pipelines, the CFR's take precedence.
Also, doing nothing says "Regulate me!"