Hydraulic Fracturing and the Baseline Testing of Groundwater

Keith B. Hall * Hydraulic fracturing is a process that often is used to stimulate the production of oil and natural gas from low permeability formations. The process is controversial. Some people passionately support the use of hydraulic fracturing, while others...

Reconciling Energy and Food Security

Rhett B. Larson * Achieving food security and energy security are two primary policy aims of international and domestic law. Ironically, the pursuit of energy security can often frustrate efforts to achieve food security. Energy security is the condition of a nation...

Oil and Gas and Floods

Justin Pidot * On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground on Bligh Reef.[1] Over the next five hours, the incapacitated vessel spilled more than ten million gallons of crude oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound, and some of that oil remains in the...

Insurance at the Energy-Water Nexus

Donald T. Hornstein * As the outstanding contributions to this symposium demonstrate, the on-the-ground connections between water and energy are pervasive, multidimensional, and sobering. And, at the legal nexus between water and energy, the symposium’s contributors...
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