Politicians and regulators all over the world are debating the merits and demerits of horizontal drilling and fracturing of shale formations to produce natural gas (fracking) and the many legal issues that are raised by fracking. Professor Pierce provides context for those debates by describing the economic, environmental, and geopolitical advantages of fracking.
GW Paper Series
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-128, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-128
Journal of Energy & Environmental Law (forthcoming May 2013)