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Fracking: Law and Policy


ISBN13: 9781454867968
Published: October 2015
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £185.00



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As fracking has become the most significant environmental law and public policy question of the 21st Century, its impact has spread out to touch numerous disciplines and many areas of law.

Fracking: Law and Policy is the single-source reference that addresses all the American law and public policy issues relating to fracking.

Written by, Mark S. Guralnick, this multi-purpose deskbook addresses the current law and public policy issues related to fracking. It also serves as a formbook, practice manual, and reference guide covering all key areas of fracking, including the law, environmental, business, and public policy arenas. Jurisdiction, regulation, litigation, mineral rights and royalties, banking and insurance issues, worker safety and injury claims, insurance coverage, environmental and public health controversies, activism, and more, are all covered.

Regarding the law, Fracking: Law and Policy delivers clear, plain-English discussions of:

  • Jurisdiction over fracking (federal, state and municipal)
  • Analysis of the twenty-one federal laws dealing with fracking
  • An invaluable examination of the 45 federal agencies and bureaus that regulate areas relevant to fracking
  • Insights into the future of fracking, with expert analysis of developing legal issues

Fracking: Law and Policy also closely examines the litigation landscape, with:

  • A practical outline of the steps involved in taking a fracking case to trial, including a discussion of motions, evidence questions, and various kinds of damages and remedies.
  • A detailed assessment of more than 20 theories of liability
  • Sample pleadings and discovery forms
  • A practice-based list of third-party discovery and investigative resources

In addition, an entire portion of Fracking: Law and Policy is dedicated to public policy, sustainable business and corporate social responsibility, delivering valuable chapters on:

  • Mineral leasing law and policy
  • Industry reporting of chemicals, profits, energy reserves, and accidents
  • Corporate best practices
  • Shareholder best practices
  • Insights into the future of fracking, with expert analysis of developing policy issues

Fracking: Law and Policy takes an objective look at organized activism, the need for engagement, and the risks associated with extremism and misinformation. A list of activist groups is provided.

The book also tackles each of the major environmental and public health controversies:

  • Air pollution
  • Water pollution
  • Noise pollution
  • Light intrusion
  • Traffic congestion
  • Dust control
  • Erosion and sedimentation
  • Damage to crops and livestock
  • Earthquakes
  • Threats to wildlife and marine life
  • Pipeline damage
  • Coastal zone damage
  • Climate change and social costs

Fracking: Law and Policy provides the most comprehensive and meticulous examination of all scientific, regulatory, economic, cultural, social, legal, and policy issues connected to this highly charged topic. It is the ideal resource for lawyers, regulators, scientists, engineers and oil and gas contractors, insurers, investors, safety inspectors, citizen advocates, legislators, policymakers, energy professionals and financial advisors.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
PART I - THE BACKDROP
Chapter 1. SCOPE
Chapter 2. THE SCIENCE OF FRACKING
Chapter 3. JURISDICTION
Chapter 4. FEDERAL STATUTORY FRAMEWORK
Chapter 5. REGULATORY INFRASTRUCTURE
Chapter 6. THE FRACKING FRONTIER
Chapter 7. THE ECONOMICS OF FRACKING

PART II - THE LITIGATION LANDSCAPE
Chapter 8. THEORIES OF LIABILITY
Chapter 9. INITIAL PLEADINGS AND PROCEDURES
Chapter 10. PRETRIAL DISCOVERY AND INVESTIGATION
Chapter 11. THE FRACKING TRIAL
Chapter 12. DAMAGES AND REMEDIES
Chapter 13. WORKER SAFETY AND INJURY CLAIMS

PART III - PUBLIC POLICY, SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS, AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Chapter 14. MINERAL LEASING LAW AND POLICY
Chapter 15. INDUSTRY REPORTING ISSUES
Chapter 16. CORPORATE RISK MANAGEMENT AND BEST PRACTICES
Chapter 17. SHAREHOLDER AND STAKEHOLDER PROTECTION
Chapter 18. INSURANCE AND RISK
Chapter 19. OPTIMIZING CITIZEN ACTIVISM
Chapter 20. PUBLIC POLICY
Glossary
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes and Regulations
Index