July 1, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The New York Court of Appeals ruled Monday that towns can use zoning laws to ban hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, within their town lines. In a 5-2 decision, the court ruled in favor of the towns of Dryden and Middlefield, which passed zoning ordinances in 2011 that prohibited gas ...[read more]
December 20, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that portions of Act 13 of 2012, a statute amending the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act, are unconstitutional. Specifically, the court found that the act violated the Pennsylvania Constitution by placing zoning rights regarding hydraulic fracturing or... ...[read more]
October 11, 2013
by Peter Snyder
France Constitutional Council on Friday upheld France's ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, finding that banning the controversial natural gas extraction process is a valid means of protecting the environment. The issue was brought before the council by representatives of Schuepbach Energy ... ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has been at the center of much debate in the past decade. The process has had an enormous impact on the energy industry in the US, particularly with regard to natural gas markets. Natural gas will continue to play an important role in the energy future of the US, ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has been at the center of much debate in the past decade. The process has had an enormous impact on the energy industry in the US, particularly with regard to natural gas markets. Natural gas will continue to play an important role in the energy future of the US, ...[read more]
July 2, 2013
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Mike Blackwell, Indiana University McKinney School of Law Class of 2013, discusses the US federal regulatory framework for liquefied natural gas exportation...Global energy markets are currently undergoing a number of significant changes. A recent and rapid expansion in the ...[read more]
March 7, 2013
by Keith Herting
The New York State Assembly on Wednesday approved a bill imposing an over two-year ban on fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, in the state. The measure was passed by a margin of 95 to 40 and would postpone any potential fracking until May 15, 2015, by which time a "comprehensive health impact ...[read more]
March 3, 2013
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Nicolas Parke, Texas Tech University School of Law Class of 2013, discusses the ongoing debate about hydraulic fracturing...Fracking, fracing, or fraccing? Regardless of how you spell it, "fracking" is a word that more and more Americans are adding to their vocabulary. While ...[read more]
February 22, 2013
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Samantha Peaslee, University of Denver Strum College of Law Class of 2015, explores the recent lawsuits surrounding fracking in the state of Colorado and how the outcome could impact the oil industry throughout the entire state...Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has gained ...[read more]
February 18, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
JURIST Guest Columnist Aaron Mintzes of EARTHWORKS examines the ways the federal government actually regulates fracking and discusses two case studies in states where industry advocates turn federalism on its head...The 113th Congress, especially the US House of Representatives, will use their ...[read more]

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