WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, the Senate passed Senator Braun’s amendment to prevent the Biden administration from banning fracking.

The amendment helps prohibit the Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating rules or guidance banning fracking in the United States.

President Biden flip-flopped on fracking during the presidential campaign, and several sitting U.S. Senators have supported fracking bans.

According to the Global Energy Institute, if fracking were banned in 2021, the U.S. economy would lose 19 million jobs in four years, local and state tax revenues would decline by nearly $2 billion, and gas prices would double.

Senators Moran, Toomey, Hoeven, Inhofe, and Sullivan are cosponsors of the Braun amendment.

"Tonight, I successfully passed an amendment to prevent the Biden administration from banning fracking: to protect jobs, to keep America energy independent, and to keep us on a path to clean, cheap energy." - Senator Mike Braun

BACKGROUND

Braun Amendment #833 — “To establish a deficit- neutral reserve fund relating to prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or implementing any rule or guidance that bands fracking in the United States.”

  • This amendment seeks to preserve key energy security policies that helped bring the United States out of the great recession, and provided millions of Americans with affordable, clean energy options. 
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