The state of state shale gas regulation
The state of state shale gas regulations / Nathan Richardson, Madeline Gottlieb, Alan J. Krupnick & Hannah Wiseman. Washington DC : : Resources for the Future, June 2013, 103 p.
In this new RFF report, [the authors] describe, analyze, and compare 25 regulatory elements related to shale gas development across 31 states. Although not a complete review of all state shale gas regulations, it is the most comprehensive to date— systematically identifying the differences and similarities among states for the first time. The report details what type of regulatory tools each state uses, how many regulations a state has relative to other states, and for some regulations, how stringent they are. For the latter two measures, we found a high degree of heterogeneity among states… read more in the executive summary