Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law


The debate surrounding hydraulic fracturing and natural gas development from shale rock needs no embellishment. This highly sought resource and highly fought drilling technique trigger significant concerns: human health, energy independence, national security, water safety, air quality, agricultural well-being, outdoor aesthetic impairment, government involvement at all levels and by all branches, and economic development and sustainability. Whether actively participating in this conversation or not, everyone has a stake in the resolution of whether to allow this technique to be utilized and these resources to be produced.


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