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Hydraulic Fracturing UpdateNovember 8, 2017
O’Melveny attorneys Eric Rothenberg, John Renneisen, Brian Kenyon, Jesse Glickstein, Scott Snyder, and Sylvia Sermons recently authored an article in Pratt’s Energy Law Report, Vol. 17, No. 10, titled “Hydraulic Fracturing Developments.” Below is an excerpt of the full article.
This quarterly update includes Trump administration actions affecting oil/gas operations; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chemical rule-making updates; and litigation regarding the migration of fracking waste. In the states, we note challenges faced in Colorado for the fracking industry after two explosions in successive months; the first fracking permit in Illinois; and North Dakota’s efforts to intervene to challenge the EPA’s consent decree establishing a timeline for its review of oil and gas waste disposal rules. In many instances, we carry forward text from our prior information updates in order to provide context, although we encourage readers to refer to previous installments for a more in-depth analysis.
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