My research project
Regulating Hydraulic Fracturing Related Environmental Risks in Multilevel Legal Systems: Comparative Dimensions of the Precautionary Principle
Shashi Kant Yadav is an environmental law scholar who studies the application of the precautionary principle on unconventional natural gas extraction processes. His research focuses on how differences in multilevel regulatory frameworks (namely: the EU, India, the US, Australia) impact the application of the precautionary principle through the case study of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
Shashi is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Surrey and is associated as a researcher with Surrey Centre for International and Environmental Law. His research is funded by the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at the University of Surrey. Before this, he was a visiting researcher with the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) - University of Dundee, Scotland. He completed his LLM (with distinction) from Central European University (CEU), Austria. His research-based LLM was fully funded by CEU.
Shashi’s academic publications use comparative legal methods to analyse how national regulatory frameworks shape the principle of international environmental law, especially the precautionary principle.
Thesis: Comparative Dimensions of ‘Water’ As “Shared Competence” In Cooperative Federalist Structures of the US, India, And Australia: A Case Study of Regulating Fracking-Specific Water Risks
Affiliations and memberships
In the media
Energy and Risk Regulation, Unconventional Oil and Gas Law, Transnational Environmental Regulations
Ram Mohan, M. P., and Shashi Kant Yadav. "The Oil and Gas Sector in India: Balancing Business Policies and Public Interest by the Supreme Court of India." Global Energy Law and Sustainability 2.1 (2021): 1-21. Edinburgh University Press.
Yadav, Shashi Kant, Gopal K. Sarangi, and M. P. Ram Mohan. "Hydraulic fracturing and groundwater contamination in India: evaluating the need for precautionary action." Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law 38.1 (2020): 47-63.
Yadav, Shashikant, and Anjali Sherawat. "Continual Diminishing of the Aravalli Hills--Assessing Intergenerational Equity." The Economic and Political Weekly, ISSN (2019): 0012-9976.
Yadav, Shashikant, Gopal K. Sarangi, and M. P. Ram Mohan. "Challenges in Shale Gas Production Cannot Be Resolved by Generic Environment Clearance Processes." Economic & Political Weekly 53 (2018).