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Tracking Fracking In The Marcellus Shale

Law360 (March 4, 2011, 2:25 PM EST) -- On Feb. 7, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its draft plan for its study of the impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on drinking water.[1] Ordinarily, such a scientific study would command little attention outside of the environmental community. But the economic opportunity and controversy surrounding natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale has earned the study a wide audience of not only energy companies and environmentalists, but politicians and the general public.

Hollywood has even gotten into the act with a documentary sensationalizing the...
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