Note to Correspondents: New Report on Environmental Regulations in US, Canada, and Mexico that are Important for Governing Sustainable Development of Oil and Gas

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Given the revolutionary use of hydraulic fracturing technology and the dramatic growth in oil and gas production in the United States and Canada—combined with energy sector reforms in Mexico—many now consider North America to be a potential energy powerhouse.

A new report from Resources for the Future by Alan Krupnick and Ray Kopp focuses on national and subnational environmental regulations that are important for governing the sustainable development of oil and gas. The report is an invaluable snapshot of the policies and regulations in each country related to oil and gas extraction, oil and gas transport, oil refining, and certain issues that impact demand. It is accompanied by three country-specific appendices, for the United States, Canada, and Mexico, which highlight many policies in greater detail.

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