Emerging State Fracking Regulations

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT) -- The use of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract oil and gas from rock formations has grown dramatically across the United States in recent years. The practice has received extensive coverage in the environmental trade press as new legal developments arise almost daily.

Technological advancements in the field of horizontal drilling have made it feasible and economical to use hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas and oil from shale formations. Fluids are injected deep underground to splinter targeted rock formations and create avenues large enough for...
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