Symposium registration


Samantha Stefanov 
WVU College of Law


Thursday October 27, 2011 at 6:00 PM EDT
Friday October 28, 2011 at 5:00 PM EDT

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WVU College of Law 
West Virginia University
College of Law
PO Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506

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WVU College of Law
Center for Energy and Sustainable Development

Thank you for your interest in the conference.  Registration for the banquet and keynote presentation on October 27 at Erickson Alumni Center and for the buffet lunch that is part of the October 28th conference at the WVU Law Center is now closed. 

Seating for attending the panels and presentations by the speakers only (no lunch) remains available on a first-come, first-served, basis in the Law Center Lugar Courtroom, and overlfow seating for viewing a broadcast of the event will be provided in the Law Center Room 158.

Drilling Down on Regulatory Challenges: Balancing Preservation and Profitability in the Development of Shale Gas Resources promises an unbiased and informative exploration of key topics that face the public, industry and policy makers across the nation regarding the responsible and practical regulation of shale gas production.

Topics that will be examined include:

Perspective of State Regulators in the Marcellus Region, including representatives from environmental protection agencies in New York, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio

Experience from Other Shale Regions, such as Barnett and Haynesville Shale

A Model Regulatory Framework for Hydraulic Fracturing, which is being developed by representatives from industry and environmental organizations.

Perspectives of Industry and Other Stakeholders, including representatives from industry, environmental organizations, community and public interest groups.

Local Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing. Do local governments have a role in regulating hydraulic fracturing?.

The Economic Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing, which will examine the economic benefits to a region and local communities associated with the development of shale gas resources

Points of view from across the spectrum will be shared by industry experts, regulators, policy makers, representatives of environmental groups, and concerned citizens in a thoughtful and inclusive discussion.

A reception, featuring a prominent keynote speaker, will be held Thursday evening, 0ctober 27, 2011 as part of the scheduled activities.

 Click here for more information regarding the Drilling Down on Regulatory Challenges symposium.

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