On Friday, September 27, 2013, Widener University Law School in Harrisburg held a first-of-its-kind conference on sustainability and Marcellus Shale development.
Video recordings of each panel at the conference, as well as PowerPoint slides from most presentations, are now available.
Pennsylvania is the epicenter of a rapidly evolving national effort to develop deep shale gas reserves. This conference assessed what we have learned from Pennsylvania’s experience to date about the role of law in fostering sustainability of shale gas production, how this translates elsewhere, and what needs to be done so that hydraulic fracturing contributes to a sustainable future. Panels of distinguished experts discussed the issue from environmental, community, public health, energy and climate change, and governance perspectives.