What You Will Learn
States are at the fore in regulating shale drilling and hydraulic fracturing, and several regional bodies have significant regulatory input as well. This panel will examine changes and trends in state and regional regulation, including: State regulatory initiatives and moratoria Regional regulatory efforts by River Basin Compact Commissions The tension between the states and US EPA over the regulation of drilling and hydraulic fracturing Efforts to create model state codes and regulations
This program is the third in a 5-part series, Environmental Impacts of Shale Development and Hydraulic Fracturing: Key Legal Issues and Future Directions, that offers an in-depth examination of the environmental law and policy issues facing companies, governments, activist groups, and citizens who are concerned about this critical area of our nation’s energy infrastructure. Each program is taught by the nation’s foremost experts, and will present a balance of perspectives on the legal and policy issues, as well as upcoming trends that may accelerate or slow the dramatic expansion in shale development in an environmentally responsible way. Note that you do not have to participate in the entire series to benefit from the information provided in each individual program.
Part four of the series, Role of Localities and the Public in Shaping Drilling’s Future, will be on January 10.
Panelists: Joel R. Burcat, Saul Ewing LLP, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (moderator); Scott R. Perry, Deputy Secretary, Office of Oil and Gas Management, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg; Craig Segall, Staff Attorney, Sierra Club, Washington, D.C.; Edward L. Strohbehn Jr., Bingham McCutchen LLP, San Francisco; Lori Wrotenberg, Director of Administration, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma City