Increasing Federal Regulation: NY Shale Development Part 2

Law360, New York (February 4, 2013, 1:48 PM EST) -- In New York, hydraulic fracturing — the technology used to develop natural gas resources from deep shale formations — will be regulated primarily at the state level. However, some federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing already exists and will likely expand due to significant public interest in shale development and push back regarding the "Halliburton Loophole."

Recent federal agency regulations that will affect hydraulic fracturing operations in New York, as well as elsewhere, include: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of air impacts pursuant to the Clean Air Act; the EPA's study of the potential impacts to water resources from hydraulic fracturing;...

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