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Fracking the NeighborhoodReluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling$
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Jessica Smartt Gullion

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029766

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.001.0001

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Oil and Gas Development

Oil and Gas Development

(p.25) 1 Oil and Gas Development
Fracking the Neighborhood

Jessica Smartt Gullion

The MIT Press

This chapter outlines the history of oil and gas development in the United States, with emphasis on Texas oil and gas culture. Provided are the background to regulation of this industry to demonstrate how that history impacts today’s natural gas laws. Also included is a discussion of US energy policy and the calls for “energy independence.”

Keywords:   Oil and gas development, US energy policy, Texas, Oil and gas regulation, Energy independence

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