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
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: View Full Post
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EPA Changes Course and Admits Link Between Fracking and Underground Water Supplies

By | Baker Energy Blog | December 15, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created a stir in mid-December 2016 when it released the final version of its report titled “Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States.” View Full Post
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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). View Full Post
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