OEPA introduced House Bill 1379, sponsored by Representative Zack Taylor, to the Senate Finance committee during the 2019 session. This bill is simple – you frack it, you fix it. HB 1379 would make horizontal frackers responsible for the damages the frack jobs cause.
HB 1379 is known as “The Art & Yvonne Platt” bill after a couple who lost everything to a horizontal frack job. Learn more about their story here.
This bill came out of the Senate Finance committee but was not heard on the floor. OEPA is committed to getting HB 1379 heard on the floor and, with the support of our members, believe this bill is the right direction for our industry.