Key Cases To Watch In State-Local Fracking Battles

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT) -- Few energy policy fights sum up the "all politics is local" chestnut better than the battle being waged over the use of hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and gas.

While much of the recent attention centers around federal attempts to regulate fracking amid industry claims that states are best equipped to oversee the activity, states themselves are battling with local municipalities seeking to regulate fracking within their borders or ban it outright.

Many of these battles have ended up in court, with the top courts...
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