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Shale gas and the future of energy : law and policy for sustainability

Author: John C Dernbach; James R May
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2016]
Series: New horizons in environmental and energy law.
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Publisher's description: The rapid growth of shale gas development has led to an intense and polarizing debate about its merit. At the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, countries around the world concluded that the transition to sustainability must be accelerated. This book asks and suggests answers to the question that has not yet been systematically analysed: what laws and policies are  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John C Dernbach; James R May
ISBN: 9781783476145 1783476141
OCLC Number: 945657889
Notes: Includes papers presented at a conference on "Marcellus Shale Development and Pennsylvania: What Lessons for Sustainable Energy" held on Sept. 27, 2013 at Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Description: xii, 330 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / James R. May and John C. Dernbach --
Framing the sustainability questions / John C. Dernbach --
Sustainable drilling through health impact assessment : understanding and planning for public health impacts / Pamela Ko and Patricia Salkin --
Requiring full-cost accounting for environmental and social impacts / John H. Quigley --
Sustainable housing in rural communities affected by shale gas development / Jonathan Williamson and Bonita Kolb --
Sustainability and community responses to local impacts / Diana Stares, James McElfish and John Ubinger, Jr. --
Public participation and sustainability : how Pennsylvania's shale gas program thwarts sustainable outcomes / Kenneth T. Kristl --
Sustainability and stakeholder participation : shale gas extraction in the United Kingdom / Jill Morgan --
Relevance of transparency to sustainability and to Pennsylvania's shale gas legislation / Bernard D. Goldstein --
Regulating shale gas production for sustainability : the federalism questions / David B. Spence --
Sustainable development and proposed shale gas extraction in South Africa : prospects and challenges / Jan Glazewski --
Sustainable management of onshore recovery of unconventional gas in New Zealand / Trevor Daya-Winterbottom --
The sustainability imperative of the surprisingly big energy efficiency resource / John A. 'Skip' Laitner --
Is shale gas part of a sustainable solution to climate change? : a factual and ethical analysis / Donald A. Brown --
Shale gas and a sustainable future / John C. Dernbach and James R. May.
Series Title: New horizons in environmental and energy law.
Responsibility: edited by John C. Dernbach, Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener University Commonwealth Law School, USA ; James R. May, Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener University, Delaware Law School and Chief Sustainability Officer, Widener University, USA.

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`Dernbach and May have brought together a marvelous collection of essays that join two inseparable issues: shale gas and sustainability. Each of the 12 articles, written by important authors, Read more...

 
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