Assessing NY Chemical Exposure Litigation Trends

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT) -- For decades, one of our nation’s most important objectives has been reducing dependence on foreign oil while working toward the development of commercially viable fossil fuel substitutes. United States petroleum imports dropped from 60 percent in 2005 to 46 percent in 2011.[1] With shale gas discoveries and advances in extraction technologies, the United States now finds itself capable of using the cleanest of fossil fuels to become self-sustaining for the next 100 years. Shale gas currently accounts for 34 percent of total U.S natural gas output...
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