What are the legal issues raised by hydraulic fracturing? The environmental issues? What part does (will) hydraulic fracturing play in meeting U.S. energy needs? Fracking and the Safe Drinking Water Act issues are discussed extensively in this Congressional Research Service report: http://www.arcticgas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/hydraulic-fracturing-and-safe-drinking-water-act-issues.pdf See also Chapter 8 of the president’s economic report referenced above.
The Louisiana Bar Journal Vol. 59, No. 4, page 253, reports other fracking issues.
Isolate three or four such issues and report them in bullet-point form. Each point should state the issue and a brief explanation (no more than one paragraph).Example: Dumping toxic waste—Uncontrolled dumping of toxic waste into waterways has created dead zones (