Even though there is no significant shift in power following the November 6 presidential and congressional elections, the results will still have implications for shale drilling and hydraulic fracturing. This panel will give expert analysis of the federal legal and policy context for shale oil and gas, including:
What are the policy and political headwinds and tailwinds for shale oil and gas and their extraction?
Will gas continue at its current pricing?
Where will Department of Interior regulations head?
What initiatives is EPA undertaking?
What is the future of natural gas exportation?
This program is the first 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 two of the series, Hydraulic Fracturing Science Update and Frontiers, will be on November 29.
Peter Robertson, Senior Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, Washington, D.C. (moderator)
Michael Bloomquist, General Counsel, Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Jay Duffy, Staff Attorney, Marcellus Shale Coordinator, Clean Air Council, Philadelphia
David Neslin, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver; former Director, Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
All times Eastern
1:00 p.m. Program Begins
Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 1.5; total 50-minute hours, 1.8. For more information on CLE credits for a particular jurisdiction, click on the “Mandatory CLE Credit” link in the box titled, “Course Details,” at the top left of this web page.