Fracking is a non-technical term for Hydraulic Fracturing. Fracking or Hydraulic Fracturing is a method for retrieving, otherwise inaccessible, natural gas and petroleum by injecting pressurized fluid and... more +
Fracking is a non-technical term for Hydraulic Fracturing. Fracking or Hydraulic Fracturing is a method for retrieving, otherwise inaccessible, natural gas and petroleum by injecting pressurized fluid and chemicals into underground rock causing fissures. The fissures widen and expand allowing petroleum and gas to escape and flow to areas where it can be retrieved.
California Lawmakers Making a Strong Push to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing
Uncertainty Surrounds Illinois’s Nationally-Watched Collaborative Legislation On Fracking
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
During 2012, several states adopted new statutory and regulation programs addressing the exploitation of shale resources within their boundaries. Continuing a common election year theme, Congress took no significant formal...more
Communications Law: The Relentless Pursuit of Broadband Competition -
As the Obama administration enters its second term, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) is one of many federal agencies likely...more
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Environmental and Policy Focus - Supreme Court rejects Ninth Circuit ruling on County of L.A. storm water discharges; Federal judge halts major Lake Tahoe ski resort expansion; Lawsuit seeks to stop Rose...more
In 2012, industry observers began to see a divergence in production activity in the Marcellus and Utica Shale region. Producers with liquids-rich holdings began to divert rigs from the dry gas areas to the Utica and western...more
Even a cursory review of relevant news stories today reveals that hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is one of the most hotly debated subjects in the energy sector. Both environmentalists and regulators are keeping concerns...more
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