What's Next For Hydraulic Fracturing

Law360, New York (August 26, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT) -- Recent events in the Gulf of Mexico have spurred renewed discussion about the nation’s energy policy. While new concerns have been raised about off-shore drilling as a source of energy, there has been a dramatic change in America’s on-shore energy picture.

As a result of recent technological advances, vast new sources of natural gas trapped in shale formations deep underground have become accessible, making the U.S. the “Saudi Arabia of natural gas.” The key to unlocking these extensive reservoirs of natural gas is hydraulic fracturing....
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