Texas Wesleyan Law Review

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The need for America to reduce its dependence on foreign oil is heavily debated in the news today. Reducing our need for foreign oil will result in an increase in domestic production of oil and natural gas here in the United States. Those who oppose more production in the United States often use the environment as a cornerstone of their argument. In Texas, companies that drill for oil and natural gas are under the microscope, and public awareness of the environmental impacts of their operations is at an all time high. Thus, it is important for citizens, companies, attorneys, and courts to understand the basics of environmental regulation and how the odd nomenclature and acronyms associated with environmental rules and environmental testing procedures may be misunderstood.



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