Improved technology developments in directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as "fracking," have resulted in an oil and gas production boom nationwide. Fracking involves pumping pressurized water, sand, and chemicals down wells to crack bedrock, freeing petroleum and natural gas. Wastewater discharges, hydraulic fracturing fluid releases, and other accidental spills pose potential water quality risks, sparking concern for public health.
This webinar will examine the laws and regulations governing water quality issues related to fracking, recent state court decisions affecting regulations, and implications for public health.
Network for Public Health Law; American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics; and Public Health Law Research Program, "AGENDA: Fracking, Water Quality and Public Health: Examining Current Laws and Regulations" (2014). Fracking, Water Quality and Public Health: Examining Current Laws and Regulations (March 20).
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