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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