Texas Wesleyan Law Review
This paper addresses current environmental law issues affecting the Barnett Shale and the businesses and people who are impacted by development activities in the play. It will look first at recent scientific studies suggesting that production of natural gas in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex may have a greater impact on the region's air pollution challenges than previously thought. The article next examines air permitting requirements relating to gas production equipment and facilities. The article discusses oil and gas disposal wells and recent cases examining regulatory issues affecting permits for these wells. Finally, the paper spotlights two common law causes of action asserted in cases between landowners and companies engaged in activities related to the Barnett Shale and the impact of administrative jurisdiction on common law claims.
Hal R. Ray Jr.,
Just a Clean Blue Flame? Environmental Issues in the Barnett Shale,
Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37419/TWLR.V16.I1.7