Cramer’s amendment would prohibit fracking ban

Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee member, has introduced an amendment to prohibit the Biden administration from releasing rules or guidance banning hydraulic fracturing. The Senate will vote on it for Senate Democrats’ fiscal year 2022 budget resolution.

“Democrats enacting a ban on fracking would weaken national security, increase global emissions, and take more money out of the pocketbooks of hardworking Americans,” said Cramer. “If they reject our amendment to their reckless tax-and-spend proposal, Senate Democrats would be admitting that imposing their radical agenda on the American people is more important than lowering costs for their constituents, protecting our national security, or even decreasing the world’s carbon footprint. I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting it.”

In March 2021, when the Senate debated the fiscal year 2021 Budget Resolution offered by Senate Democrats, an identical amendment was introduced by Senator Mike Braun, R-Ind. It received the support of every Senate Republican and the following seven Senate Democrats: Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, both of Colorado; Bob Casey of Pennsylvania; Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luj’n, both of New Mexico; Joe Manchin of West Virginia; and Jon Tester of Montana.


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