Hydraulic Fracturing ("Fracking")
The Legal and Environment Aspects
Page 3 Introduction / What is Fracking? / Executive order
Page 4 Department of Energy Advisors
Page 7 Law Student Article -- Let States Regulate
Page 8 European Union on Fracking
Page 8 Legal Action in Wyoming / California Controversy
Page 9 Writer's Opinion on Fracking
Legal Issues in Fracturing
Hydraulic Fracturing -- also commonly referred to as "fracking" -- is a technique for extracting natural gas and oil from the crust of the earth. It has become a controversial program because there are environmental impacts associated with fracking. This paper reports on existing laws and policies in states and at the federal level that have to do with fracking.
What is Fracking?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explains that hydraulic fracturing creates "fractures in the rock formation that stimulate the flow of natural gas or oil" -- and by creating...
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