November 13, 2012
ELI/ALI CLE: Post-Election Law and Policy Directions for Shale Drilling
Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute and ALI CLE
The outcome of the presidential and congressional elections has implications for shale drilling and hydraulic fracturing even though there was not a significant shift in power. This panel gave 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?
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.
Dan Utech, Deputy Director, White House Domestic Policy Council - Office of Energy and Climate Change, Washington, D.C.
David Neslin, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver; former Director, Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
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To view information on the entire 5-part special series on "Environmental Impacts of Shale Development and Hydraulic Fracturing: Key Legal Issues and Future Directions," please go HERE.