Barry Rabe: Taxes on fracking? Politics in the shale era
University of Michigan environmental policy professor Barry Rabe looks at how states are responding to the first decade of extended development of oil and natural gas from shale deposits where federal involvement is limited. Rabe finds that states are reluctant to tax, but that may not last for long. Barry Rabe is an environmental policy professor at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy and director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the Ford School.