The wealth of opportunity presented by high-volume hydraulic fracturing (better known as hydrofracking) to tap into U.S. natural gas resources also presents businesses, municipalities, utilities, and others with a host of new and complex legal and regulatory challenges.

That is why Goldberg Segalla LLP created Shale Watch — to sort through the hype and provide a forum for discussing the practical implications of current legal developments pertaining to hydraulic fracturing within all jurisdictions encompassing the Marcellus Shale formation. Topics of interest include proposed and new federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances, as well as other commercial or litigation issues.

Our attorney contributors to this blog are experienced in all types of regulatory, environmental, commercial, and liability-related issues that may impact both private and public entities in connection with hydrofracking operations.


Andrew J. Scholz


Kenneth M. Alweis


John J. Jablonski

David E. Leach


Michael Rubin

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