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Recent court decisions may affect hydraulic fracturing in New York and Ohio
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 29 2012

Three recent court decisions could affect parties with an interest in hydraulic fracturing, particularly in New York and Ohio


TSCA reform in the House & Senate: extending EPA’s reach
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 2 2010

On July 22, 2010, Representatives Rush (D-IL), Waxman (D-CA), Castor (D-FL), DeGette (D-CO), Schakowsky (D-IL) and Sarbanes (D-MD) introduced the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 (TSCA


Using cap-and-trade bonuses to promote early adoption: carbon capture and sequestration in the draft American Power Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 24 2010

The Kerry-Lieberman climate bill promotes accelerated carbon capture and sequestration through cap-and-trade bonuses for electric utilities and industrial facilities that are early adopters of carbon storage technology and practices


Broad scope and impact of California “Green Chemistry” regulations
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 22 2011

New draft “Green Chemistry” regulations released by California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control are expected to impose substantial requirements on manufacturers, importers and retailers nationwide of a number of consumer products distributed in California


EPA releases final fracturing air rule
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 19 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final regulations on April 17 to reduce certain emissions at hydraulically fractured wells by 95 percent


Senate bill calls for earthquake-hydraulic fracturing study
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 19 2012

The link between hydraulic fracturing activity and seismic activity has been the subject of much discussion of late, including on this blog


EPA again concludes that Dimock well water is safe to drink
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 19 2012

At the request of residents in Dimock, PA, for the past several months EPA has been testing drinking water wells for contamination that the residents attribute to nearby fracing activities by Cabot Oil


Hydraulic fracturing regulatory updates in California and Pennsylvania
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 24 2012

California currently has no regulations specific to fracing but has well construction standards designed to keep natural gas and oil field fluids away from underground water sources


Hydraulic fracturing: air joins water as point of contention
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 10 2012

The public and regulators alike continue to scrutinize the impact of hydraulic fracturing on water resources e.g., possible contamination of drinking water; volume of water used; and disposal of used fracing wastewater


Drilling down on hydraulic fracturing; EPA dismisses "emergency powers" claim in latest regulatory twist
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 11 2012

The practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracing) for natural gas is arguably the most visible and controversial energyenvironmental issue of the day