The ins and outs of this emerging environmental controversy

Recording Date: February 23, 2011
Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes
Price: $169*

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Unconventional Gas Drilling & Fracking: Technology, Law & Regulation
The ins and outs of this emerging environmental controversy

•What are “unconventional natural gas drilling”, “shale gas,” and “hydraulic fracturing – or fracking”- a technical discussion of what it is, when it came to be and its use today
•Pre-drilling and exploration injuries
•The chemical make up of the “fracking” brew – some chemicals include diesel fuel, benzene, methanol, formaldehyde, etc.
•Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) – A central element of the health impact assessment (HIA)
•The hottest shale gas plays with the most drilling
•The incentives and benefits of unconventional natural gas drilling to landowners and others
•The potential harms of unconventional natural gas drilling
-Property devaluation – if and when your clients should be concerned
-Water contamination – how does the contamination occur and the kind of evidence you look for
-Air contamination – sources of air contamination
•Discussion of recent spills and contaminations
•What state and federal agencies like the EPA have to say about the process
•What options are available to landowners
-Regulatory actions & enforcement actions
-Land use issues
-Tort actions
•Potential third-party liability insurance recovery for energy companies facing allegations of fracking-related liability
•Potential first-party property and business interruption insurance coverage for energy companies engaging in fracking

Mark Zeko, Principal Hydrogeologist, Environmental Engineering & Contracting, Inc., Santa Ana, CA
Eileen D. Millett, Esq., EpsteinBeckerGreen, New York
James P. Kornberg, MD, Sc.D., President and Medical Director, COHBI Physicians, P.C., Ridgway, CO
Julia LeMense, Esq., Weitz & Luxenberg, New York
Todd Kantorczyk, Esq., Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Jared Zola, Esq., Dickstein Shapiro LLP, New York