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William A. Ruskin on State Fracking Disclosure Requirements
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Opponents of fracking argue that it is necessary for the public, and health and safety professionals, to have full access to information on the constituents of hydraulic fracturing fluids and waste. In a report released on July... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Hydrofracking And The Debate Over Municipal Infrastructure
Posted on 9 Mar 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin On February 11, 2013, the IADC conducted a lively, interactive panel discussing the risks and benefits of shale oil and gas extraction at the IADC Mid-Winter Meeting . The panel represented the spectrum of political, regulatory... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Lone Pine Order Ends 'No Causation' Hydrofracking Case
Posted on 18 May 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin A Lone Pine Order is an innovative judicial case management tool that requires toxic tort plaintiffs to produce credible expert evidence to support their theory of causation (or another key component of plaintiffs' claim... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Are Environmentalists Who Oppose Wind Farms Environmentalists?
Posted on 24 May 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Wind power can help address the nation's compelling demand for electric power without increasing greenhouse gas emissions or enlarging our carbon footprint. Environmental activists, who are critical of the use of fossil fuels... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Among Environmentalists, Hydrofracking is Not a 'Yes or No' Issue
Posted on 15 Apr 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin On April 10, 2013, I participated in " Justice Speaks ," an event sponsored by the Justice Action Center at New York Law School on hydraulic fracturing. Joining me on the podium was Daniel Raichel , a Project Attorney... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Balancing The Rights Of Landowners, Wind Power Developers And Mineral Rights Owners
Posted on 4 Jun 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin It is the dream of many landowners in the United States to one day have both oil wells and wind turbines on their land. For this happen, however, landowners must play an active role in keeping oil and wind companies from trying... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Hydraulic Fracturing Risks and Opportunities
Posted on 20 Apr 2012 by William A. Ruskin

On April 18, 2012, Winston & Strawn and the Environmental Law Institute co-hosted an informative seminar on, "Hydraulic Fracturing Risks and Opportunities: Regulator, NGO, Industry and Investor Perspectives," in New York City. The meeting... Read More

Zoning Ban On Fracking: OK in New York, But Maybe Not OK In Pennsylvania
Posted on 15 Aug 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Local bans on hydraulic fracturing continue to be fiercely debated as the use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas development of shale reserves increasingly gains in popularity. Grassroots opponents of hydraulic fracturing... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Hydrofracking and The Battle Over Water in South Texas
Posted on 21 Oct 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin In an article titled, " Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing Natural Gas Exploration ," Rebecca Jo Reser , an IADC member and partner at the San Antonio, Texas law firm of Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza, discusses the... Read More