Cooperative Federalism and Hydraulic Fracturing

69 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2012

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Elizabeth Burleson; London School of Economics (LSE)

Date Written: June 3, 2012


This article analyzes how cooperative federalism and inclusive decision-making can provide legitimacy and transparency when balancing property rights versus police powers to regulate natural gas production.

Keywords: hydraulic fracturing, hydrofracking, unconventional-natural gas, public participation, renewable energy, cooperative federalism, energy-water-climate collaborative governance, Delaware River Basin Commission, New York Environmental Impact Assessment, regulatory commons

JEL Classification: A1, C7, C8, D1, D4, D6, D7, D8, D9, E2, E3, E6, F1, F4, H1, H2, H4, H5, H7, H8, I1, I18, I19, I2, I3

Suggested Citation

Burleson, Elizabeth, Cooperative Federalism and Hydraulic Fracturing (June 3, 2012). Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, 2013. Available at SSRN:

Elizabeth Burleson (Contact Author) ( email )

London School of Economics (LSE) ( email )

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London, WC2A 2AE
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