Experts in RFF's Center for Energy Economics and Policy analyzed 25 regulatory elements related to shale gas development in 31 states that have actual or potential development activity, offering the most comprehensive review of state shale gas regulations to date.
A key finding of the report is the regulatory heterogeneity among the states. States regulate different elements with different types of regulatory tools and varying levels of stringency. This heterogeneity does not necessarily mean some states lag while others lead; local conditions may justify very different rules. However, preliminary analysis in the report has revealed limited evidence of the sources of heterogeneity.
Common Resources — Jul 3, 2013
The State of State Shale Gas Regulation
For the last year or so, we've been cataloging and analyzing state-level shale gas regulations, as part of our larger project on managing the risks...
In Focus — Nov 28, 2023
In Focus: Native Nations and the Energy Transition
This video shares a brief overview of the economic dependence of some Native nations on fossil fuel production and the challenges of a transition to a clean energy system in the United States for these nations.
Common Resources — Nov 28, 2023
Native Nations in the Energy Transition
An ongoing research project explores energy development and production on Native American lands, along with the obstacles and paths to energy sovereignty for Native Nations.