A Spreadsheet Detailing Industry Exemptions from Important Environmental Laws
A concise summary from the NRDC.
The Oil and Gas Industry’s Exclusions and Exemptions to Major Environmental Statutes
The oil and gas industry enjoys sweeping exemptions from provisions in the major federal environmental statutes intended to protect human health and the environment.
LOOPHOLES FOR POLLUTERS
The oil and gas industry is exempt from key provisions of seven major federal environmental laws -- allowing practices that would otherwise be illegal. By Earthworks, May 16, 2011.
Drilling Around the Law
Companies that drill for natural gas and oil are skirting federal law and injecting toxic petroleum distillates into thousands of wells, threatening drinking water supplies from Pennsylvania to Wyoming. Federal and state regulators, meanwhile, largely look the other way. A January 2010 report by the Environmental Working Group.
Exemption of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Wastes from Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations
UNTESTED WATERS: THE RISE OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING IN OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION AND THE NEED TO REVISIT REGULATION
Fordham Environmental Law Review. By Hannah Wiseman, 2009.
Congress Should Close the Halliburton Loophole
Hydraulic fracturing should be regulated under the
Safe Drinking Water Act
Hearing on Oil and Gas Exemptions in Federal Environmental Protections (Hearing Summary)
On Wednesday, October 31, 2007, the Committee held an oversight hearing on the applicability of federal environmental and health requirements to onshore oil and gas development.
Testimony before the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee
Al Appleton testifies that shale gas extraction is inherently dangerous and needs to be strictly regulated. June 4, 2009
The applicability of federal requirements that protect public health and the environment to oil & gas development
Congressional testimony by the NRDC's Amy Mall. October 31, 2007.
Dr. Theo Colburn's testimony at Hearing on Oil and Gas Exemptions in Federal Environmental Protections
Letter from Rep. Henry Waxman to EPA Administer Whitman
Rep. Waxman protests the Bush Administration's "altering scientific and policy conclusions to accommodate Halliburton's interest" in promoting fracking. October 2002.
Safe Drinking Water Act EPA Should Improve Implementation of Requirements on Whether to Regulate Additional Contaminants
A report by the General Accounting Office. May, 2011
National Enforcement and Compliance Strategy
A confidential draft plan for prioritizing enforcement of energy extraction industries. FY 2010.