The Products Of Fracking: Oil, Gas And ... Litigation?

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT) -- One of the root causes of the current economic boom in Texas, as well as several other states, is the use of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” as it is commonly referred, to extract oil and natural gas from underground shales. This hot topic — whether you are for or against its use — is shaping today’s domestic exploration.

Fracking is a process used to permeate and expand subsurface formations so that oil and gas can flow more freely to a wellbore. This process was first used...
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