Monday, September 23, 2013

Symposium on Fracking and NY State Law [Updated 9.24.2013]

Fractured Communities -

Hydraulic Fracturing and the Law in New York State.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

Organized by the Albany Law Review
Co-sponsored by the Government Law Center
Where: Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom, Albany Law School, Albany, NY 12208

UPDATE - 9.24.2013: Watch the event via live webstream starting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
When: 11:00 a.m.
Welcome by Michael White '14, Executive Editor for Symposium
Opening remarks and introductions by President and Dean, Penelope (Penny) Andrews
Panel discussion: Four hydraulic fracturing experts will discuss climate impacts, land use and real estate issues, and economic impacts associated with natural gas drilling.
Speakers include:
  • Elizabeth Burleson, Pace Law Professor and Fulbright Senior Specialist on Climate Change
  • Sorell E. Negro, Associate, Robinson & Cole
  • Karen Moreau '85, Executive Director, New York State Petroleum Council
  • Elisabeth Radow, Chair, Committee on Energy, Agriculture and the Environment of the League of Women Voters of New York
Moderator: Tom Wilber, author, Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale
1:30 p.m.
Debate: The legal and policy implications of Norse Energy Corp., USA v. Town of Dryden, the Third Department's decision upholding municipal bans on natural gas drilling, and the future of natural gas extraction in New York.
  • Thomas West '77, Managing Partner, The West Firm, and Counsel, Norse Energy Corporation USA
  • Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice, and Counsel, Town of Dryden
Moderator: Susan Arbetter, Host, The Capitol Pressroom
3:00 p.m.
Reception and book signing with author Tom Wilber
For More Information, visit the website at Albany Law School or call 518- 445-3208
A preview of the Symposium is at The Capitol Pressroom

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Organizer: Albany Law Review
Co-sponsor: Government Law Center

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