Author Archives: Andrew J. Scholz

Department of Energy Subcommittee Outlines Its First Recommendations for Hydraulic Fracturing September 21, 2011

While the United States Environmental Protection Agency has yet to promulgate regulations concerning hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as “fracking”) and while individual states and municipalities develop their own individual rules and regulations over fracking and land use, the United States Department of Energy has recently stepped into the debate by creating a subcommittee panel that released its first of two reports concerning proposed recommendations over hydraulic fracking. The subcommittee panel, composed mainly of academics associated with industry and environmental groups, took what many observed…

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