From Fracking Legislation To Groundwater Litigation

Law360, New York (March 19, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT) -- "Here, if you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that's a straw, you see? You watching? And my straw reaches acroooooooss the room, and starts to drink your milkshake... I... drink... your... milkshake."

—Daniel Plainview, describing oil production in There Will Be Blood

Popular sentiments aside, oil and gas do not normally exist in rich, cavernous pools waiting to be drawn effortlessly to the surface like a milkshake through a straw. Producing oil and gas is...
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