Thompson Issues Statement on President’s Proposed Regulations on Hydraulic Fracturing

March 23, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) issued this statement following President Obama’s proposed regulations on hydraulic fracturing: 

“As one of the top producers of natural gas, Pennsylvania’s success has been made possible due to technological advancements and safety regulations administered at the state level, rather than adding an additional layer of bureaucracy from the federal government. 

While the President often touts increases in domestic energy production on his watch, the facts tell a much different story.  Energy production has increased on private lands, while the Administration has continued to lock up federal lands, which belong to the American people.  Look no further than the newest regulatory scheme to see the true intent of this Administration.”