Join the authors of Fracking Insider for this informative one-hour webinar
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
1:00 pm Eastern/3:00 Pacific
In recent years, technological advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have led to dramatic growth in natural gas development, with tremendous economic potential for state and local economies as well as the possibility of US energy independence. However, as unconventional shale plays across the United States transform the nation’s economic and energy future, federal regulators have been examining their statutory authority to regulate unconventional drilling techniques like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have initiated rulemaking that would profoundly affect natural gas development as well as the industries that are increasingly benefitting from this country’s natural gas supplies - either as consumers of the feedstock or suppliers to the natural gas market. Additionally, EPA, either on its own accord or in response to petitions for rulemaking, is examining the potential for further regulation of hydraulic fracturing under numerous environmental statutes.
This webinar will discuss important issues surrounding the federal regulation of natural gas in the US and its implications for US manufacturers and energy consumers. During this program, we will address the federal regulatory outlook and examine some of the rules under consideration. Speakers from Kelley Drye & Warren’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice will brief audience members on what to expect as the debate over the nation’s energy future intensifies.
- The profound changes in the US energy landscape over the past decade
- EPA’s Authority
- Clean Air Act (CAA)
- Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
- Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)
- Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA/Superfund)
- Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
- Clean Water Act (CWA)
- The Bureau of Land Management – Regulation of Federal & Indian Lands
- The Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act
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