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EPA issues first air regulations for hydraulically-fractured gas wells & associated O&G development equipment

USA - April 26 2012 On April 17, 2012, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Final Rule regulating the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and certain other pollutants emitted by hydraulic fracturing and certain equipment used in the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry....

Sara K. Orr, Benjamin M. Lawless, Joel H. Mack.

Key developments in hydraulic fracturing regulation through mid-2011: lifting of New York moratorium, Texas disclosure and proposed federal regulations

USA - August 3 2011 The spring and summer of 2011 have witnessed substantial regulatory movement across multiple states in favor of greater natural gas development through the use of hydraulic fracturing most notably in New York State, which is preparing to release its moratorium on more than 80 percent of its portion of the Marcellus Shale to development in 2012....

Charles Anthony, Matthew H. Ahrens, Joel H. Mack, Arthur F. Foerster.

Hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale: Delaware River Basin Commission issues draft regulations and the recent developments in New York

USA - December 16 2010 On Thursday, December 9, 2010, the Delaware River Basin Commission (the DRBC) posted for public comment its first set of proposed regulations governing natural gas development projects within the Delaware River Basin (the Basin), with a particular focus on hydraulic fracturing (often referred to as fracking or hydro-fracking)....

Matthew H. Ahrens, Claudia M. O’Brien, Tyler J. Hagenbuch, Joel H. Mack, Arthur F. Foerster.

Hydraulic fracturing: potential for increased federal and state oversight

USA - December 6 2010 Oil and natural gas production by means of hydraulic fracturing, often referred to as "fracking" or "hydro-fracking," for the stimulation of low permeability oil and natural gas reservoirs, such as the Marcellus Shale in New York and Pennsylvania, the Barnett Shale in Texas and the Bakken Formation in North Dakota, has significantly increased in recent years....

Matthew H. Ahrens, Claudia M. O’Brien, Joel H. Mack, Arthur F. Foerster.