Hydraulic Fracturing: Litigation, Enforcement and Regulatory Developments
Navigating New EPA Rules, Lease Negotiations, Environmental Issues and Other Legal Challenges
First federal air standards for hydraulic fracturing projects effective this summer
Recording of a 110-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to companies involved in shale gas drilling for the new EPA air pollution rules—in addition to a briefing on regulatory, legislative and litigation developments. The panel will offer best practices for addressing the legal challenges in lease negotiations and environmental issues.
- Legislative and regulatory developments
- Lease negotiations
- Royalty payments
- Surface use protections and reclamation
- Environmental indemnity
- Litigation developments
- Environmental issues
- Air emissions
- Groundwater contamination
- Endangered species issues
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the new federal air standards affecting hydraulic fracturing projects?
- What environmental concerns have been raised concerning shale gas development and what is the best response to these challenges?
- What factors should be considered when negotiating leases for shale gas drilling?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
R. Trent Taylor
Mr. Taylor focuses on defending complex tort and products liability cases with an emphasis on public and private... | Read More
Mr. Taylor focuses on defending complex tort and products liability cases with an emphasis on public and private nuisance litigation, environmental contamination suits, and food safety issues. His experience includes defending clients in class actions, MDL coordinated proceedings, nationwide mass tort litigation, and appellate cases involving complex scientific and medical issues. Mr. Taylor’s practice in recent years has been concentrated in the defense of novel claims brought by plaintiffs, including public nuisance, civil conspiracy, unjust enrichment, and deceptive trade practices.Close
Seth v.d.H. Cooley
He represents clients in environmental matters arising under an array of federal and state programs including the... | Read More
He represents clients in environmental matters arising under an array of federal and state programs including the federal Clean Air Act, Superfund, Clean Water Act, and Oil and Gas programs. He handles environmental litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters in the manufacturing, service, and financial sectors. He is actively representing clients in Marcellus Shale matters in Pennsylvania.Close
Jonathan T. Blank
Mr. Blank is Department Chair for the firm's Business and Securities Litigation Department, former office managing... | Read More
Mr. Blank is Department Chair for the firm's Business and Securities Litigation Department, former office managing partner of the firm's Charlottesville office, and former co-chair of the firm's Oil and Gas team. He is a problem-solving American College of Trial Lawyer Fellow who focuses on energy law.Close
David M. DeSalle
He focuses his practice on energy law, advising clients on a variety of transactional and regulatory issues and... | Read More
He focuses his practice on energy law, advising clients on a variety of transactional and regulatory issues and representing them before state and federal courts and regulatory agencies. He represents electric utilities, natural gas suppliers, independent power producers, pipelines, shippers, landowners and end-users.Close