Fracking for Natural Gas

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Fracking for Natural Gas—Legal, Political, Environmental and Ethical Issues Daniela Vega, Ebony Daughtry, Ericka Koussi, Frederick Gibbs & Paul Payway This paper is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for Business Ethics BUS 5933 49

Texas Woman’s University
School of Management
Professor H. Guy Smith
December 9, 2012

Table of Contents
|Introduction.............................................................................................................|5 | |.... | | |Environmental Impact................................................................................................. |7 | |Water Contamination....................................................................................... |8 | | |9 | |Air Pollution..................................................................................................... |10 | | | | |Climate Change................................................................................................ | | | | | |The Politics of Fracking.............................................................................................. |12 | |Ethics and Morality of Fracking................................................................................. |14 | |The Legal Implication................................................................................................. |15 | |Negligence........................................................................................................ |17 | | |17 | |Nuisance........................................................................................................... |18 | | |18 | |Strict Liability.................................................................................................. |18 | | | | |Fraud................................................................................................................. | | | | | |Statutory Violation........................................................................................... | | | | | |Conclusion and Recommendation.............................................................................. |19 | |References...............................................................................................................|20 | |.... | |

List of Tables
|Table 1 |Fugitive methane emissions associated with development of natural gas from...
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