- The Obama administration is in the process of revising a proposed rule that would set the nation's first standards for hydraulic fracturing on public lands. Proposed in May 2012, the rule would, among other things, require exploration and production companies to disclose the chemicals that they use in fracking fluids. The administration's actions have sparked a debate regarding what role the federal government should play in regulating fracking. While some environmentalists applaud this new federal oversight as being necessary to protect public lands, industry groups argue that existing state oversight has been more than adequate in protecting the environment while not inhibiting economic growth.
On May 23, 2013, the D.C. Bar's Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources section will convene a panel of distinguished attorneys to discuss these issues. In particular, the panel will discuss what the new rules will entail, how they might impact the environment and industry, and whether fracking regulations should be made by the federal government or left to the states.
This brown bag luncheon program is sponsored by the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section, in cosponsorship with the Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section, Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice Section, Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section, Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Energy Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association of D.C., Women's Bar Association of D.C. and Women's Bar Association of D.C's Environmental Law Forum.
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street, NW, Conference Center
(Metro Center Station)
Washington DC 20005
- Sections Office 202-626-3463
- Peter Condron, Partner, Sedgwick LLP
- Richard McNeer, Senior Attorney, Division of Mineral Resources, Office of Solicitor, U.S. Department of Interior
- Joanne Rotondi, Counsel with Hogan Lovells
- Craig Seagall, Attorney, Sierra Club
- Harmon "Monty" Cooper, Sedgwick LLP (Moderator)
- CLE Credit
Administrative Law and Agency Practice $20.00
Bar Association of District of Columbia $20.00
Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice $20.00
Energy Bar Association $20.00
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources $20.00
Government/ Non-Profit $10.00
Hispanic Bar Association of D.C. $20.00
Non-Section Members $25.00
Real Estate, Housing and Land Use $20.00
Women's Bar Association of D.C. $20.00