Fractured Communities

Fractured Communities


Hydraulic Fracturing and the Law in New York State

September 24, 2013


Organized by the Albany Law Review

Co-sponsored by the Government Law Center

Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom

Watch the event via live webstream starting at 11:00 a.m. on Sept. 24.

11:00 a.m.

Welcome by Michael White '14, Executive Editor for Symposium

Opening remarks and introductions by President & Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews

Panel discussion: Four hydraulic fracturing experts will discuss climate impacts, land use and real estate issues, and economic impacts associated with natural gas drilling.

Speakers include:

Sorell E. Negro, Associate, Robinson & Cole

Karen Moreau '85, Executive Director, New York State Petroleum Council

Elisabeth Radow, Chair, Committee on Energy, Agriculture and the Environment of the League of Women Voters of New York

Moderator: Tom Wilber, author, Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale


1:30 p.m.

Debate: The legal and policy implications of Norse Energy Corp., USA v. Town of Dryden, the Third Department's decision upholding municipal bans on natural gas drilling, and the future of natural gas extraction in New York.


Thomas West '77, Managing Partner, The West Firm, and Counsel, Norse Energy Corporation USA

Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice, and Counsel, Town of Dryden

Moderator: Susan Arbetter, Host, The Capitol Pressroom


3:00 p.m.

Reception and book signing with author Tom Wilber

CLE Credit

This program has been approved for three credit hours of Professional Practice in New York State. Registration isrequired. Complete the downloadable form and fax it to 518-445-2303

Click here for the CLE informational materials

Additional Information

Presentation by Tom West