How Should Hydraulic Fracturing Be Regulated?
April 19, 2013
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th St. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104
8:30 a.m.-9:25 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:25 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks by David Schizer, Dean of Columbia Law School
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Introduction: Presentation and Discussion of David Schizer and Tom Merrill's paper "The Shale Oil and Gas Revolution, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Contamination: A Regulatory Strategy"
Panel 1: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Economic and National Security Implications of Fracking.
Moderator: Geoff Heal, Columbia University Business School
Travis Bradford, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
David Freudenthal, Former Governor of Wyoming
Jason Bordoff, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Coffee Break
Panel 2: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Risks of Fracking.
Moderator: Jesse Greene, Columbia Business School
Charles Stanley, QEP Resources
Timothy Fitzgerald, Montana State University
Michael Levi, Council on Foreign Relations
1:00 – 2:15 pm: Lunch
Panel 3: 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Regulatory Strategies: Substantive Rules.
Moderator: Tom Merrill, Columbia Law School
Hannah Wiseman, Florida State University College of Law
Chris Kulander, Texas Tech University School of Law
Mark Brownstein, Environmental Defense Fund
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
Panel 4: 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Regulatory Strategies: Allocating Responsibility Among Different Levels and Branches of Government.
Moderator: Michael Gerrard, Columbia Law School
Mark K. Boling, Southwestern Energy
Michael Burger, Roger Williams University School of Law
Deborah Goldberg, Earthjustice