Is Air Quality The Latest 'Victim' Of Fracking?

Law360, New York (April 18, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT) -- Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has long been scrutinized by regulators and the public alike for its potential to impact water resources, e.g., the possibility of contaminating drinking water supplies; the considerable amount of water required to conduct fracking operations; the need to handle, treat and/or dispose of large volumes of used fracking water.

These “water” issues have dominated the discussion for years, and largely have overshadowed concerns that some have raised about fracking’s potential effects on air quality. Recent developments, however, suggest that air emissions issues are...
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