Law and Policy for Sustainability
New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series
Edited by John C. Dernbach and James R. May
This book addresses whether and to what extent shale gas development can occur in a sustainable fashion, that is, in a way ‘that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’ It assesses the role that sustainability plays in decision-making respecting shale gas development in the U.S. and elsewhere, and offers recommendations for developing shale gas – to the extent it occurs – in a more sustainable way. More broadly, it addresses the role that shale gas can play in accelerating the transition to sustainability.