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NIOSH Study Finds That Workers’ Silica Exposure At Fracking Sites Exceeds Occupational Health Criteria

By Seth J. Schriftman, Staff Attorney, Jenner & Block A groundbreaking recent study authored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), “Occupational Exposures to Respirable Crystalline Silica During Hydraulic Fracturing,” discusses the harm related to an...

Fracking Shale Gas Drilling

The Legal and Regulatory Landscape of Hydraulic Fracturing now available in e-Book or Print

Perhaps no topic in energy and environmental law has been more controversial than the extraction of shale oil and gas from rock formations through hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” It is the subject of vigorous debates over its purported economic benefits and environmental impacts. With...

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