West Virginia University College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-15
WVU Law's study "North Dakota Expertise: A Chance to Lead in Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing" addresses key factors associated with the risks inherent in hydraulic fracturing. According to the study, North Dakota has emerged as the nation's, and one of the world's hottest energy economies. Ensuring the state can continue its rise toward the top in oil production will require continued and committed efforts to balance economic and environmental sustainability.