Justice Speaks Lunch: Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Future

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12:50pm-1:50pm, W402

Much of America’s energy comes from abroad, but recent advances in hydraulic fracturing-or “fracking”-allow the extraction of natural gas from shale formations. According to the International Energy Agency, the large amount of natural gas in the shale formations will help make America the world’s largest producer of oil by 2020. Hydraulic fracturing has major side effects, however, including economic, health, and environmental issues. In New York State, there has been a moratorium on new permits for hydraulic fracturing until the Department of Environmental Conservation completes an environmental impact statement and works on regulations for this drilling. Governor Cuomo is expected to release the environmental impact statement and regulations this year. Come hear experts discuss this issue and how it impacts you and your community.

Panelists will be William A. Ruskin, Attorney at Epstein Becker Green, and Daniel Raichel, National Resources Defense Council, Legal Fellow of the New York Urban Program.

Attendees at this program may be eligible for one hour of CLE credit in professional practice for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys.

RSVP to JAC@nyls.edu.

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