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Study Concludes Hydraulic Fracturing Isn't Contaminating Groundwater; Poor Waste Management, Bore Wells Are
Posted on 5 Jul 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted groundwater contamination associated with natural gas produced from deep shale deposits by hydraulic fracturing. A study by researchers (with no industry contributions) concludes that such pollution results not from liquids pumped... Read More

DiNapoli Proposes New York Gas Drilling Protection Fund
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

ALBANY N.Y. - (AP) New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli proposed Tuesday establishing a fund supported by fees from drillers to clean up environmental damage from natural gas drilling using high-volume hydraulic fracturing. The program, which would require... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP: Analysis of Litigation Involving Shale & Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted on 10 Nov 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Barclay Richard Nicholson , Stephen C. Dillard and Kadian Blanson Since August 2009, at least twenty-three (23) lawsuits complaining of alleged groundwater contamination have been filed by landowners in Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: New York Moves To Allow, While New Jersey May Ban, Shale Fracking
Posted on 18 Jul 2011 by Troutman Sanders

On Friday, July 1, 2011, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC") released its draft supplemental generic environmental impact statement ("SGEIS"), a proposal that would grant access to more than 80% of the shale... Read More

New Mexico Oil And Gas Group Proposes Fracking Rule
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. - (AP) Looking to avoid the criticism that has dogged energy producers in other states, a New Mexico industry group introduced a proposal Monday that would require drilling companies to be more transparent when it comes to using hydraulic... Read More