How Should Hydraulic Fracturing Be Regulated?

April 19, 2013

Columbia Law School
435 West 116th St. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104


Agenda I

  • 8:30 a.m.-9:25 a.m: Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:25 a.m.- 9:30 a.m: Welcome Remarks by David Schizer, Dean of Columbia Law School
  • 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m: Introduction: Presentation and Discussion of David Schizer and Tom Merrill's paper "The Shale Oil and Gas Revolution, Hydraulic Fracturing: and Water Contamination: A Regulatory Strategy"
  • Panel 1: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Economic and National Security Implications of Fracking.
  • Moderator: Geoff Heal, Columbia University Business School
  • Travis Bradford, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • David Freudenthal, Former Governor of Wyoming
  • Jason Bordoff, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m: Coffee Break
  • Panel 2: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Risks of Fracking. 
  • Moderator: Jesse Greene, Columbia Business School
  • Charles Stanley, QEP Resources
  • Timothy Fitzgerald, Montana State University
  • Michael Levi, Council on Foreign Relations

Agenda II

  • 1:00 – 2:15 pm: Lunch
  • Panel 3: 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Regulatory Strategies: Substantive Rules.
  • Moderator: Tom Merrill, Columbia Law School
  • Hannah Wiseman, Florida State University College of Law
  • Chris Kulander, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Mark Brownstein, Environmental Defense Fund
  • 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m: Coffee Break
  • Panel 4: 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Regulatory Strategies: Allocating Responsibility Among Different Levels and Branches of Government. 
  • Moderator: Michael Gerrard, Columbia Law School
  • Mark K. Boling, Southwestern Energy
  • Michael Burger, Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Deborah Goldberg, Earthjustice