Our lawyers recently published a multipart series in Law360 about issues in hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas operations in the United States. 

Pre-drill water quality testing has emerged as an important issue in the use of hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas operations in the U.S. Pre-drill testing involves the testing of water in landowner water wells or from springs (typically shallow groundwater, but sometimes surface water) near oil and natural gas well pads prior to commencing drilling activities.

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