Hydraulic Fracturing: Selected Legal Issues CRS Report 43152


Hydraulic Fracturing: Selected Legal Issues

Adam Vann

Legislative Attorney

Brandon J. Murrill

Legislative Attorney

Mary Tiemann

Specialist in Environmental Policy

October 22, 2013

This report focuses on selected legal issues related to the use of hydraulic fracturing. It examines

some of the requirements for hydraulic fracturing contained in major federal environmental laws.3

It also provides an overview of issues involving state preemption of local zoning authority, as

well as state tort law.


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