Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fracking Symposium at Case Western

Columbia's Tom Merrill will give the keynote address at a symposium organized by the Case Western Law Review:

On November 16, 2012 the Case Western Reserve Law Review will present its annual symposium, “The Law and Policy of Hyrdaulic Fracturing: Addressing the Isuses of the Natural Gas Boom.” Areas of discussion will include (1) the division of authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing among the federal, state, and local governments; (2) practical and legal effects stemming from environmental issues connected to hydraulic fracturing; (3) the debate over conditional use zoning and permitted use zoning; and (4) the impact of hydraulic fracturing on the energy economy. Professor Thomas W. Merrill, the Columbia University Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, will deliver the keynote address, “Fear of Fracking.” Professors Jonathan H. Adler, Noah Hall, and Jessie Hill will moderate panel discussions. A webcast will be available live at

Steve Clowney

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