The Regulatory Framework of Domestic Energy Production - CLE, Continuing Legal Education - ALI
The Regulatory Framework of Domestic Energy Production
  • Cosponsored by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI)
    First in the Series - Energy Law For Non-Energy Attorneys
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Available Online: Online CLE | MP3 Audio Files | Coursebook

Why You Should Attend

 Participation in this 90-minute CLE primer on domestic energy production will yield an understanding of the infrastructure and regulatory framework of energy in the U.S. Faculty will focus on the pertinent federal regulations in oil and gas exploration and production, pipeline regulation, and electricity generation; examine how natural resources are affected during domestic energy production and transportation via pipelines; and identify the relevant state analogues to the federal laws.

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What You Will Learn

Expert panel will educate registrants on the essentials of domestic energy production and answer critical questions, such as:

Which federal regulations apply to oil and gas exploration and production?

How are pipelines regulated?

Which federal agencies regulate electricity generation?

What are the natural resource implications of domestic energy production?

Questions submitted during the program will be answered live by the faculty. In addition, all registrants will receive a set of downloadable course materials and free access to the archived online program.


Information on the Series: Energy Law For Non-Energy Attorneys

Join us for a three-part series designed to introduce non-energy attorneys to energy law by looking at the legal and regulatory framework and issues in domestic energy production, energy distribution, and energy consumption.


The energy market continues to evolve, and this evolution brings with it business opportunities and risks. But energy growth and environmental impacts are increasingly intertwined through complicated federal and state regulations. To practice in today's world and to take advantage of new opportunities in the energy sector, environmental, real estate, corporate, non-profit, and other lawyers need to understand energy or at least be able to identify energy issues. This series, a collaborative effort between the American Law Institute CLE (ALI CLE) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), will allow audience members to do just that.




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Who Should Attend

This fully accredited ALI CLE program is ideal for attorneys practicing in the energy, environmental, or real estate sectors, as well as other lawyers needing to understand energy or at least be able to identify energy issues in their practice.

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Planning Chair

& Moderator

Heather Corken Palmer, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Houston

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Emily Sanford Fisher, Associate General Counsel, Energy & Environment, Edison Electric Institute, Washington, D.C.

Kirstin E. Gibbs, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Houston

Noah Long, Legal Director, Western Energy Project, Energy & Transportation Program; and Clean Energy Counsel, Land & Wildlife Program, NRDC, San Francisco

Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney and Deputy Director, Urban Program, NRDC, New York

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Program Schedule

All times eastern

2:00 p.m.   The Regulatory Framework of Domestic Energy Production

3:30 p.m.   Adjournment


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Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 1.5; total 50-minute hours of instruction: 1.8

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Click Here for MCLE Credit Information

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Here's what registrants have said about this course:

"Well-balanced program, slides were very well done."

"The speakers were clearly very knowledgeable about the subject matter."

"Perfect level of specificity."

"I felt educated, not talked down to."

"While all the presentations were useful and informative, I found the overview of regulatory considerations regarding fracking especially informative in providing a framework for tackling the topic and understanding the key issues - cutting through the myriad (and often more confusingly-presented) issues involved in evaluating and regulating the impacts of unconventional gas development and fracking."

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Eastern 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Central 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mountain 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Pacific & Arizona 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Alaska 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hawaii 8:00 am – 9:30 am

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