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“State ‘Preemption’ Arguments Asserted in Ongoing Fracking Debate,” ABA Mass Torts Committee Website

September 28, 2011

Hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as fracking) has captured the attention of the nation — and with little federal oversight and involvement, each state has taken its own approach to the fracking process.

In this article, published by the American Bar Association’s Mass Torts Committee, Goldberg Segalla special counsel Andrew J. Scholz examines two recent cases in West Virginia and New York that address the issue of state preemption in the context of hydraulic fracturing.

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