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H.R. 1567

ELR Congressional Update

S. 675

ELR Congressional Update

The Water Works & Sewer Bd. of the Town of Centre v. 3M Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that a water pollution case against carpet manufacturers belonged in state court as complete diversity did not exist, rejecting the carpet manufacturers' claim of fraudulent joinder. A sewer board (Board) brought...

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Cheyenne Corp.

ELR Case

A New Jersey appellate court held that the state environmental agency properly ordered a theme park to decommission a well used for drinking water after it twice tested positive for E. coli. The well in question tested positive in...

Nolen Scott Ely v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.

ELR Case

A district court vacated a jury verdict and award of $4.2 million award in favor of two Pennsylvania families in a case involving well water contamination from a fracking operation. In 2009, 44 families sued an oil company for damages...

81 FR 92666

ELR Federal Agency Update

Boler v. Earley

ELR Case

A district court held it lacks subject matter jurisdiction over a class action lawsuit that stems from the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. The plaintiffs alleged that the city violated their constitutional rights and...

Comment on The Shale Oil and Gas Revolution, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Contamination

ELR Article

In their article The Shale Oil and Gas Revolution, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Contamination, Professor Merrill and Dean Schizer have made a very thoughtful proposal that has genuine merit and deserves equally thoughtful...

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

ELR Article

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...