Held on September 28, 2012, this program provided guidance on how municipal officials can use their local land use tools to effectively plan for the potential introduction of high volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in their communities. Panels discussed state regulation of HVHF, water withdrawal concerns, preemption and home rule litigation, effective land use controls, municipal ethics, and opportunities for training. The panels included parcticing attorneys, planners, academics and scholars.
To download the conference materials (pdf), please click here.
Video of the conference is now available for viewing:
Panel One: Current Status of HVHF and Water Withdrawal Issues
Panels Two and Three: Responding to HVHF: Municipal Ethics; SEQRA and HVHF
Panel Four: Responding to HVHF: Legal Considerations
Panels Five and Six: Responding to HVHF: Effective Local Planning Tools; Responding to HVHF: Municipal Training
The Government Law Center co-sponsored this program with the Albany Law Review, held on September 27, 2012. The symposium included First Amendment scholars and advocates from around the country, with panels focused on the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court's recent freedom of speech decisions.
Held September 13, 2012 at Albany Law School, the program featured a panel of seven former counsels to New York State governors - and one current counsel. View video of the program here.