Within the next few years, thousands of miles of natural gas pipelines will be constructed in Pennsylvania. In May 2015 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf established the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Task Force to address the Commonwealth’s pipeline system, which produced its first official report in February. The 2016 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium,Pennsylvania Pipelines: Assessing the Infrastructure Task Force Report, will bring together regional and national experts, including members of the Task Force, to discuss the future of Pennsylvania’s pipeline infrastructure and the broader issues relating to the Task Force report.
The event takes place on Friday, April 15 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Rm 101) at the Law School and is open to the Villanova Community and the public. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 substantive credits.
Welcome and Introductions: 9-9:10 a.m.
Featured Speaker: 9:10-10 a.m.
The Honorable John Quigley, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Panel 1: 10-10:55 a.m., Environmental and Safety Issues
Keith Coyle, Shareholder, Babst Calland
Michael Gross, Principal, Post & Schell, PC
Michael Helbing, Staff Attorney, Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future
Break: 10:55-11:05 a.m.
Panel 2: 11:05 a.m.-12p.m., Local Government Issues
Mark Freed ’91, Partner, Curtin & Heefner LLP; Supervisor At Large, Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors
Michelle O’Brien, Attorney, O’Brien Law Group
Closing Remarks: 12-12:30 p.m.
The Honorable Marie Therese Dominguez, Administrator, U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
The Villanova Environmental Law Journal’s annual symposium is named for Blank Rome LLP in recognition of its generous support of Villanova University School of Law.
Parking is free for all attendees.
Program registrants who are unable to afford continuing legal course registration fees due to financial hardship may petition for registration fee waivers or discounted program fees. A petition for a reduced fee shall be filed at the same time the attorney pre-registers for the program, and state why the normal fee associated with the program causes the lawyer a financial hardship. The petition must be signed by the lawyer. The Law School’s CLE coordinator may waive or reduce the fee for the CLE program at his/her discretion.
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