Although most legal attention in this area has focused on regulatory developments, a growing body of litigation promises to shape shale drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the coming years. This panel, comprised of counsel currently engaged in litigation on behalf of plaintiffs, defendants, and a regulatory body, will examine recent and pending cases, including:
Who’s bringing what cases and how they are being decided
Claims and defenses asserted and chances of success
Dealing with attempts to try cases in the media
Likely future trends in litigation
Impact of agency findings on litigation
This program is the last 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.
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Tate J. Kunkle, Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP, New York
Kenneth J. Warren, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Philadelphia; General Counsel, Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, New Jersey
All times Eastern
12:30 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.