EPA Issues Final Hydraulic Fracturing Report, Concluding That the Practice “Can Impact Drinking Water Resources Under Some Circumstances”; Follow-on Federal Regulation Highly Unlikely

By | E2 Law Blog | January 5, 2017
EPA Issues Final Hydraulic Fracturing Report, Concluding That the Practice “Can Impact Drinking Water Resources Under Some Circumstances”; Follow-on Federal Regulation Highly Unlikely

When Congress first tasked the Environmental Protection Agency in 2009 with studying the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources, pundits on both sides of the debate collectively held their breath:

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UK Shale: Fracking Looks Set to Be Part of the Future

In a landmark decision, the UK Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid (the SoS), has overturned the decision of Lancashire County Council (the Council) to refuse planning permission to extract shale gas at a site near Little Plumpton, Lancashire (the Plumpton Hall Farm Site).

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