Lugar de Noticias Haynes and Boone

Recent Statutory and Regulatory Developments Related to Hydraulic Fracturing in New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio
08/24/2010
Thomas E. Kurth, Mary Simmons Mendoza, Christopher S. Kulander, Bernard F. Clark, Jr., Michael H. Cooper, Jeff Civins, Elizabeth E. Klingensmith

The use of hydraulic fracturing, sometimes called "fracking," has made it economically possible to produce hydrocarbons, mainly gas, from the central Appalachian region of the eastern United States. Shale gas development from the Marcellus Shale is focused in four states: New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. These states are now facing environmental and surface-use issues which may be unfamiliar to developers from outside the region. Each of these states is reacting differently to the shale gas boom, with new statutes and regulations having been recently passed or still under consideration. These new laws and regulations will play a significant role in how - or if - this enormous natural gas asset is developed.

To read the full alert, click on the PDF linked below. For further information, please contact one of the following:

Thomas E. Kurth
214.651.5621

 

Michael J. Mazzone
713.547.2115

 

Mary Mendoza
512.867.8418

 

Christopher S. Kulander
713.547.2067

 

Bernard F. Clark, Jr.
713.547.2077

 

Michael H. Cooper
214.651.5465

 

Jeff Civins
512.867.8477

Elizabeth E. Klingensmith
713.547.2592