State and Regional Regulatory Trends in Hydraulic Fracturing - CLE, Continuing Legal Education - ALI
State and Regional Regulatory Trends in Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Cosponsored by the Environmental Institute (ELI)
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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.


Members of the Media: If you are interested in covering this event, please email the name of the program(s) and your contact information to Danielle Harkins at

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Planning Chair

Joel R. Burcat, Saul Ewing LLP, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (moderator)





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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 Wrotenbery, Director of Administration, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma City





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Program Schedule

All times Eastern

12:30 p.m.   Program Begins

2:00 p.m.   Adjournment

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.

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Eastern 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Central 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Mountain 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Pacific 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Alaska 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Hawaii 7:30 am – 9:00 am

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