My broader research agenda focuses on environmental, energy, and water politics/policy, state and local government, fracking and natural gas/mining, public management, and intergovernmental relations/federalism. His current research examines the dynamics between cities and states and the politics of hydraulic fracturing, public managers and drinking water, injection wells and seismicity and state/local environmental policy. His research has appeared in Review of Policy Research, Local Environment, Environmental Management and Local Economic Development and the Environment: Finding the Common Ground, an American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Series book on public administration and public policy. He is also the author of an upcoming ASPA Series book that addresses the intergovernmental questions associated with fracking. The book chronicles fracking’s intergovernmental challenges and tells the story of local defiance in Colorado, Texas, and Ohio.