Merrill, Thomas W.
June 2013
Case Western Reserve Law Review;Summer2013, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p971
Academic Journal
In this article, the author focuses on the emergence of hydraulic fracturing in the U.S. He states that fracking has several impacts on the environment and on the U.S. including loss of fossil fuels, carbon tax and development of more cars due to lower prices of oil. He also states that hrdraulic fracturing can reduce global warming so American should support fracking revolution.


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