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Evolution of onshore oil and gas leasing policy: The interplay between secretarial discretion and lease rights

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2010

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Lowe, P.C., and Emrich, A., 2010, Evolution of onshore oil and gas leasing policy: The interplay between secretarial discretion and lease rights: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institution, 22 p.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, or the Agency) conducted a study that assesses the potential for contamination of underground sources of drinking water (USDWs) from the injection of hydraulic fracturing fluids into coalbed methane (CBM) wells. To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the study, EPA has taken a phased approach. Apart from using real world observations and gathering empirical data, EPA also evaluated the theoretical potential for hydraulic fracturing to affect USDWs. Based on the information collected and reviewed, EPA has concluded that the injection of hydraulic fracturing fluids into CBM wells poses little or no threat to USDWs and does not justify additional study at this time. EPA’s decision [...]

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