As unconventional shale plays across the United States transform the nation’s economic and energy future, federal regulators have been examining their statutory authority to regulate unconventional drilling techniques like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Land Management have initiated rulemaking that would profoundly affect natural gas development, as well as the industries that are increasingly benefitting from this country’s natural gas supplies, either as consumers of the feedstock or suppliers to the natural gas market.  Additionally, EPA, either on its own accord or in response to petitions for rulemaking, is examining the potential for further regulation of hydraulic fracturing under numerous environmental statutes.

The second in Kelley Drye’s seminar series entitled “Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas and the U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance” addressed the federal regulatory outlook and examined some of the rules under consideration.  Speakers from the administration and several regulatory agencies joined members of Kelley Drye & Warren’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice to brief audience members on what to expect as the debate over the nation’s energy future intensifies.

We will welcome the following speakers for this program:


Margot Anderson
Executive Director of the Energy Project
The Bipartisan Policy Center

Heather Zichal
Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change
The White House

Ken Kopocis
Senior Advisor, Office of Water
United States Environmental Protection Agency

John Richards
Senior Advisor, Office of the Undersecretary
U.S. Department of Energy

David Poole
General Counsel
Range Resources

John Wittenborn
Partner
Kelley Drye & Warren

Wayne D'Angelo
Special Counsel
Kelley Drye & Warrent

Joseph Greene
Special Counsel
Kelley Drye & Warren

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