2012 Colorado School of Mines and Denver SPE Joint Session April 18, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 5:45 PM to 9:45 PM (MDT)
2012 Colorado School of Mines
Denver SPE Joint Session
Topic: Hydraulic Fracturing: The Regulatory Landscape in 2012
Who: Dave Neslin, of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
When: Wednesday - April 18, 2012
Time: 5:45- Social and Cash Bar, 6:30-Dinner and Guest Speaker
Colorado School of Mines
924 16th street, Room B-20
Golden, CO 80401
Cost: $30 before April 18; $35 at the door
Reservation Deadline: Noon, Monday April 16, 2012. Deadline for reservations has been changed to Noon on the Monday before the General Meetings. or Call 303-620-9080 for reservations.
Hydraulic fracturing is currently the subject of intensive media attention and multiple regulatory initiatives. This discussion will address recent and pending regulatory action at the state and federal levels, including action directed at chemical disclosure, groundwater protection, air emissions, and water use. Different state and federal regulatory approaches to these issues will be compared and contrasted, and a number of recent and pending studies will be discussed.
David is a partner in the law firm of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. For the past four years, he served as Director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. During his tenure, the Commission undertook the first comprehensive updating of its rules in more than a decade, issued record numbers of drilling permits, oversaw the implementation of various new environmental protections, significantly reduced processing times, and adopted hydraulic fracturing regulations that are considered a model for other states. David frequently speaks on energy related topics and has served as Vice Chair of State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations, Inc. and as Colorado’s representative on the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. Before joining the State, David spent 24 years with the law firm of Arnold & Porter, LLP.