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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


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


EPA releases final permitting guidance for fracing with diesel fuel
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 22 2012

Hydraulic fracturing (fracing) on private land has long been overseen by state regulators enforcing state-specific permitting, installation and other requirements


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


Hydraulic fracturing: is air the new water?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracing, continues to be closely scrutinized by the public and regulators alike for its potential impact on water resources, e.g., possible contamination of drinking water


PA revises permits to require recyclingre-use of hydraulic fracturing water
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced that it was revising a general permit, commonly required in connection with hydraulic fracturing (fracing) operations, to require that fracing wastewater be treated and recycled to other fracing wells


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


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