Laying down the law over fracking

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Abstract

Critics of the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing to extract shale oil and gas - fracking - will not be placated by recently published US draft regulations. Despite extensive consultation by the Bureau of Land Management, the new draft rules have been described as “woefully inadequate” and “an industry wish list” by Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental lobby group. The Bureau is seeking comments on the latest draft, so the debate is set to continue.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2013

Keywords

  • Fracking
  • Environmental law
  • Shale gas
  • Government regulation
  • Foundation essays UK

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