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The Critical Role of Voluntary Standards and Certification in the Hydraulic Fracturing Framework

August 2015

Citation: 45 ELR 10741

Issue: 8

Author: Susan Packard LeGros

The shifting economic, regulatory, political, and operational landscape of shale gas development requires regulatory approaches that are timely, flexible, and adaptive. Voluntary standards, particularly those that incorporate diverse perspectives, are a path toward responsible and constructive leadership that can inform and support development of a reasoned regulatory and legal structure.

Susan Packard LeGros is the President and Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The views and opinions expressed in this Comment are those of the author and do not represent the views of CSSD or its participating organizations.

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