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Energy Versus Water: The Growing Role Of Water In Controlling Energy Decisions, Andrea West Wortzel Mar 2014

Energy Versus Water: The Growing Role Of Water In Controlling Energy Decisions, Andrea West Wortzel

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Hydraulic Fracturing And The Baseline Testing Of Groundwater, Keith B. Hall Mar 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing And The Baseline Testing Of Groundwater, Keith B. Hall

University of Richmond Law Review

This article discusses some of the legal and practical issues relating to baseline testing of groundwater and the rules designed to encourage or require such testing. Part I of the article discusses basic background material why this issue is important, what fracturing is and why it is used, the basic types of fracturing, why it can be challenging to determine the cause of alleged contamination, and why baseline testing might help. Part II examines different approaches to increasing the use of baseline testing, including regulations that require such testing and legislation that creates presumptions that provide incentives to conduct such ...


Avoiding The Catch-22: Reforming The Renewable Fuel Standard To Protect Freshwater Resources And Promote Energy Independence, Leah Stiegler Mar 2014

Avoiding The Catch-22: Reforming The Renewable Fuel Standard To Protect Freshwater Resources And Promote Energy Independence, Leah Stiegler

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Oil And Gas And Floods, Justin Pidot Mar 2014

Oil And Gas And Floods, Justin Pidot

University of Richmond Law Review

This symposium article has three goals. First, it seeks to draw attention to the pressing risks that natural disasters pose to energy infrastructure. It focuses on one type of natural disaster flooding and one variety of energy infrastructure-oil and natural gas. Natural disasters do not, however, discriminate and also pose broad risks to energy systems of all stripes. Second, the article seeks to provide examples of existing federal and state legal regimes that address to some extent the dangers floods pose to the oil and gas industry. As we shall see, the regulatory regimes I address are sparse and hardly ...