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Fact Sheet: State Laws Governing Hydrualic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale

posted on Mon, Dec 31 2012 12:00 am by Eastern Region

Hydrofracturing, or “fracking,” is a process for removing natural gas from rock formations deep beneath the earth’s surface. New approaches to fracking are raising significant questions about the risk to human and environmental health. While some see fracking as a solution to our nation’s energy crisis, others see it as a potential threat to public health.

This environmental health fact sheet examines state by state laws regarding fracking in states above the Marcellus Shale in the Eastern U.S.

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