Hydraulic Fracturing & Permitting –
What You Need to Know About “Fracking” and What’s At Stake in California
Friday, February 3, 2012, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Pacific Time.
1 Total Participatory MCLE Credits (No Ethics)
The practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has dominated the environmental media landscape recently and with good reason: myths and misinformation abound, media reports fan the flames, and new regulations have been enacted and proposed. What does it all mean?
Join the Environmental Law Section and the Natural Resources subsection of the Real Property Section for a nuts-and-bolts presentation on the practice of hydraulic fracturing and what’s at stake in California. Although hydraulic fracturing has been in use throughout the oil and gas industry for more than 60 years, recent documentaries and news reports have brought heightened scrutiny to the practice. Hydraulic fracturing has been regulated in various jurisdictions, particularly with respect to disclosure requirements, and further regulation is being contemplated in California and elsewhere. At this webinar, James Pierce of the California Department of Conservation, which serves as legal counsel to the Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources, and Tupper Hull, Vice President of the Western States Petroleum Association, will provide information on the basics of hydraulic fracturing, related environmental and land use issues, and regulatory and legislative efforts being undertaken at the State and Federal levels to address issues in response to the use of hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas exploration. The webinar will be moderated by Eric Adair [formerly] of Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard [now with Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP].
[This post was originally published by Eric Adair on the KMTG Natural Resources Blog and is reprinted here with permission.]