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Law360: Obama's Natural Gas Support Signals Bright Fracking Future

Sean McLernon of Law360 recently published an article identifying President Barack Obama's support for natural gas during his State of the Union address on Tuesday as well as his administration's implicit commitment to hydraulic fracturing as a tool to lower carbon pollution. After being interview by Law360 on the subject matter, Mintz Levin's Paul Dickerson commented that:

It's important for our policymakers to be pragmatic. For me, the State of the Union address showed that the Obama administration — and certainly President Obama himself — has recognized that this is a unique moment in time. Despite some of our economic challenges, the energy industry has innovated and brought new technologies to the oil patch and allowed our nation to move away from being a net importer of fossil fuels. That is a big moment.”

For more information, please read the full article on Law 360: Obama's Natural Gas Support Signals Bright Fracking Future.

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Paul H. Dickerson is a Mintz Member and a leader in the energy sector. He's served as Chief Operating Officer for the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). He also served as Chief of Staff for the US and Foreign Commercial Service at the US Department of Commerce.