1 Admin. L. Rev. Accord 1 (2014-2016)

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         ADMINISTRATIVE LAW REVIEW

                             ACCORD
                               Volume 67


                               Comment



   A FLUID SITUATION: ON THE ROLE OF INTERSTATE WATER
               COMMISSIONS IN FRACKING POLICY


                         JOHN A. HOWES, JR. *



                         TABLE OF CONTENTS
In tro du ctio n  ................................................................................................... 1
   I. B ackground ...................................................................................   5
      A. Background On Fracking Operations ...................................... 5
      B. Limited Federal Oversight of Fracking-Related Water
           Issu es  ................................................................................... . .   7
      C.   Primary Regulation by States .................................................  7
      D. Continued Interstate Conflicts Over Fracking Necessitate a
           Proper Dispute Resolution Mechanism ................................. 10
   II. The Development of Interstate Water Management
      C om m issions ..............................................................................   10
      A. Background Information on Interstate Water Commissions .... 10

     J.D. Candidate, American University Washington College of Law, 2015; B.A.
Political Science and Spanish Language & Literature, Fordham University. The author
would like to thank his parents, Deanna, Dede Rimas, Maria, ir Jonute for their love,
support, and edits throughout this process. He thanks Prof. Amanda Leiter and the ALR
editors for their great feedback and guidance. Thanks to Maryland Delegate Shane
Robinson, from whom the author developed the idea for this Comment. He thanks Kinnie
Smith, Dave Muchow, Shippen Howe, and Hilary Meltzer for their substantive
feedback. He also thanks Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and her staff; Scott Detrow; and
Richard Cairo and Paula Ballaron of the SRBC for providing helpful background
information. AMDG!

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