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Legal, Regulatory Aspects of Fossil Fuel Energy Production to Be Explored in October 26 Program

October 12, 2010 – 
Do New Jersey residents face higher energy prices because of the legal and regulatory controls on deep water oil and gas drilling? Are current shale gas drilling laws and regulations sufficient to protect sensitive watersheds? Does cap and trade legislation have a future?

These are among the topics to be discussed by legal, regulatory and technology experts at Rutgers School of Law–Newark on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 5:30-7:30 pm. “Drill Baby, Drill: The Legal and Legislative Terrain for Fossil Fuel Energy Production” is the first in a series of energy law programs offered by the school’s Institute for Professional Education.

Pre-registration is required. The program is free for those not seeking Continuing Legal Education credit. For full registration details, visit http://law.newark.rutgers.edu/IPE.

What:  “Drill Baby, Drill: The Legal and Legislative Terrain for Fossil Fuel Energy Production” 
Who:  Christine V. Bator, Adjunct Professor at Rutgers School of Law–Newark and former Commissioner of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Christopher J. Daggett, President of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and former Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Thomas West, Founding Partner, The West Firm, PLLC

James Moriarty, Partner, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP

Kent Perry, Director, Exploration and Production Research, Gas Technology Institute 
When:  5:30 – 7:30 pm, Tuesday, October 26, 2010 
Where:  Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark