Please call the Energy Resources Committee members and tell them
Landowners have a right to know before fracking happens near them.
House Bill 448 by Representative Dawnna Dukes is a simple bill about promoting a surrounding landowner’s right to information about hydraulic fracturing.
House Bill 448 will require that:
- An operator send notice via US mail to all landowners located within 500 feet that will state that the operator has been given a permit to drill and that the operator intends to use the hydraulic fracturing treatment.
- The notice must be mailed not later than the 15th day after the date the permit to drill is issued.
- The notice will include information that chemicals used to frack the well will be posted on FracFocus website.
The bill was heard in the Energy Resources committee on March 20th and I testified for the bill.
The Committee Substitute to H.B. 448 is going to be voted on in the Energy Resources Committee and we need to call and ask committee members to support this bill.
Please call these committee members MONDAY and tell them landowners have a right to know!
Rep. Keffer, James L. “Jim” (512) 463-0656
Rep. Crownover, Myra (512) 463-0582
Rep. Canales, Terry (512) 463-0426
Rep. Craddick, Tom (512) 463-0500
Rep. Dale, Tony (512) 463-0696
Rep. King, Phil (512) 463-0738
Rep. Lozano, J. M.(512) 463-0463
Rep. Paddie, Chris (512) 463-0556
Rep. Sheffield, Ralph (512)463-0630
Texans are largely on their own when it comes to grappling with the oil & gas industry. The least we can do is give them notice they are coming.