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Fracking Bans, Taxation, and Environmental Policy

35 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2013 Last revised: 2 Dec 2014

Robert D. Cheren

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: December 20, 2013

Abstract

This Article investigates the tax bases of local jurisdictions that have imposed bans on horizontal slickwater fracturing, colloquially known as fracking. Local governments that draw little additional revenue from fracking are more likely to ban the practice because of environmental concerns. The correlation between the issuance of local fracking bans and the relative absence of additional local revenue from fracking suggests the importance of taxation in the determination of the proper balance between federal, state, and local governments in the process of making environmental policy.

Keywords: Environmental Law, Property Law, Zoning, Taxation, Public Finance, Hydraulic Fracturing, Fracking

Suggested Citation

Cheren, Robert D., Fracking Bans, Taxation, and Environmental Policy (December 20, 2013). Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 64, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2370534

Robert D. Cheren (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

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