GLEI Board member Joel Zipp (Law '75) will participate as a panel speaker at the Case Western Reserve Law Review’s annual symposium.
"The Law and Policy of Hydraulic Fracturing: Addressing the Issues of the Natural Gas Boom" will take place on Friday, November 16th.
Over the last decade, the extraction of natural gas from underground deposits has increased significantly through the use of a process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” In addition to stirring up fierce debate over potentially adverse environmental consequences, fracking has created several legal questions that have been left unanswered and largely unaddressed. How should authority to regulate this practice be allocated between federal, state, and local governments? What potential causes of action, if any, may a private citizen pursue? What are the tax implications of the expanding practice? How should claims concerning the ownership rights to underground deposits be decided? Case Western Reserve Law Review’s annual symposium will address the most pressing and challenging legal issues associated with the expanding practice of hydraulic fracturing.