5145 AMH RDAN H2672.1
SB 5145 - H COMM AMD
By Committee on Rural Development, Agriculture, & Natural Resources
Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:
"NEW SECTION. Sec. 1.
A new section is added to chapter 78.52
RCW to read as follows:
(1) The use of hydraulic fracturing in the exploration for, and production of, oil and natural gas is prohibited. This section does not prohibit the use of hydraulic fracturing for other purposes.
(2) For the purposes of this section, "hydraulic fracturing" means the process of pumping a fluid into or under the surface of the ground in order to create fractures in rock for the purpose of the production or recovery of oil or natural gas."
EFFECT: Removes intent section. Provides that the ban on the use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas does not prohibit the use of hydraulic fracturing for other purposes.
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