Hydraulic Fracturing and the Legal Onslaught
Preparing for EPA Actions, New Statutory Requirements, and the Growing Litigation Threat
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide counsel with an overview of current and looming future statutes and regulations that govern hydraulic fracturing activities. The panel will evaluate the status of lawsuits pending and likely to be filed and outline some options to defend lawsuits.
- Overview of Trends in Government Oversight
- Current enforcement of regulations and proposed guidance
- Current trends in state statutory and regulatory requirements
- Current trends in Congressional activity
- Update on Hydraulic Fracturing environmental litigation
- Types of cases
- Methane-migration case updates
- Groundwater case updates
- Air emissions case updates
- Class action case updates
- Effect of regulations
- Regulatory levels
- Negligence claims
- Fraud claims
- Causation Issues
- Contaminants at issue
- Exposure and dose
- Naturally occurring or attributable to fracking
- Litigation strategies
- Types of cases
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What does counsel need to understand now about the rapidly changing regulation landscape?
- What are the implications of the pending litigation for businesses that implement hydraulic fracturing?
- What is working for counsel who are defending lawsuits on hydraulic fracturing activities?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Gail L. Wurtzler
Davis Graham & Stubbs
She is Head of the firm's Environmental Practice Group. She specializes in environmental toxic tort cases and she has... | Read More
She is Head of the firm's Environmental Practice Group. She specializes in environmental toxic tort cases and she has more than 15 years experience defending personal injury, medical monitoring and property damage toxic tort cases.Close
Earl L. Hagström
He is a member of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group and Hydraulic Fracturing Task Force, representing... | Read More
He is a member of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group and Hydraulic Fracturing Task Force, representing clients in matters concerning water quality, groundwater and hazardous waste litigation, wetlands delineation and mitigation banking as well as eminent domain actions.Close
Steptoe & Johnson
She is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Technology Departments and concentrates her practice on mass torts,... | Read More
She is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Technology Departments and concentrates her practice on mass torts, class actions, product liability, and other complex disputes involving inter-connected regulatory, legislative, litigation, and public relations issues. As a result of her experience with large-scale litigation, she has particular knowledge concerning e-discovery and related issues.Close