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Don't Expect Your Homeowner's Insurance To Cover Pollution When You Lease Your Back Yard to Shale Gas Fracking Drillers

Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley partners Thomas Clarke and Dean Pappas have published an informative article by Best's Review (February 2012) that looks at the potential risks that arise from hydrofracking operations, and the extent to which a typical homeowner's insurance policy covers the...

McNees Wallace & Nurick: Insuring Your Business: Fracking, Fiduciary Liability, and Additional Insureds

Insurance Coverage Related to Oil and Natural Gas Fracking By Richard H. Friedman So, if a homeowner claims that her water supply was contaminated by "fracking", a technique used to obtain shale gas from deep bedrock by horizontal drilling and injecting fluids, primarily water and sand...

Environmental Coverage Summary: 2013 – Crystal Ball: Insurance Coverage Environmental Issues to Watch For In 2014

A. Fracking Claims: Fallacy Or Finally Here? Hydraulic fracturing - or "fracking" - involves the fracturing (drilling) of pressurized liquid into rock, such as shale rock, to release natural gas and oil. The pressurized liquid is a mix of water, chemicals and sand or gravel. With low costs...

Insurance Coverage Issues in Hydraulic Fracturing

By Walter J. Andrews, Michael S. Levine, and Jennifer E. White, Hunton & Williams LLP Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) continues to be a controversial means of energy production. Despite refined fracking techniques and successful fracking operations across the country, numerous...