In this essay, Professor Pierce argues that the horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing of shale formations that has nearly doubled US gas supplies over the last six years has the potential to yield a century of enormous environmental and economic benefits to the US and to the world.
GW Paper Series
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 588; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 588
Richard J. Pierce Jr., Natural Gas: A Long Bridge to a Promising Destination, 32 Utah Envtl. L. Rev. 245 (2012).