What 's The Big `` Fracking `` Deal?

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What’s the Big “Fracking” Deal?:

An Analysis of State of Wyoming, et al. v. United States Dept. of the Interior

BACKGROUND On June 21, 2016, in State of Wyoming v. United States Dept. of the Interior, the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming ruled on challenges to the “Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) issuance of regulations applying to hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands.” The District of Wyoming held that the “Fracking Rule” issued by the BLM was not promulgated with the proper authority based on the unrelated Safe Water Drinking Act (SDWA).
I. “FRACKING”: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
Since the early 2000’s one of the largest growth industries in the United States energy sector has been fracking; this drilling technique has allowed the United States to become the world’s largest oil and gas producers. However, environmentalist, environmental advocates, and citizen groups maintain that fracking poisons drinking water, causes cancer, and causes irreparable environmental damage. Environmental advocates use the word fracking like an expletive to generate opposition and revulsion “to what they say is a nasty process.” Even the cult sci-fi television series “Battlestar Galactica” used the industry word as a filler for a much harsher “F-word,” even though it had “nothing to do with oil and gas.”
A. WHERE THE “FRACK” DID IT ALL START?…

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