Energy Law

Federal Regulation of Fracking: A Changing Landscape

, The Legal Intelligencer


The rapid development of shale gas, due principally to the expansion of hydraulic fracturing, has brought many new regions of the United States into the natural gas supply mix. Regions that have not witnessed significant oil and gas development for decades, such as Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale area, are now experiencing significant development pressure. Even states with a history of oil and gas development, such as Wyoming and Colorado, have experienced significant expansion pressures in new locales where shale gas is now technically and economically accessible.

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