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2013 Idaho Law Review Symposium

Legal Aspects of Hydraulic Fracturing

March 29, 2013
Boise, Idaho

The 2013 Idaho Law Review Symposium brought together an interdisciplinary panel of legal, scientific, and business experts to discuss issues related to the hydraulic fracturing. Topics included: (1) the science and technology of hydraulic fracturing; (2) the regulation of hydraulic fracturing’s environmental effects; (3) the role of state and local governments in regulating hydraulic fracturing; (4) current legal hot topics in the field, such as the role of trespass and trade secrets; and (5) the role of hydraulic fracturing in a clean energy future for the country.

The 2013 Idaho Law Review Symposium continued the tradition of bringing together a select group of scholars and professionals for an informed interdisciplinary discussion centered on a topic of growing national importance. By exposing members of the academic, business, technological, and legal communities to diverse viewpoints and multifaceted experiences, our goal is to provide a forum for open discourse which will provide participants with valuable information applicable to their own business and legal situations.

CLE Credits

The video of the Symposium is now available for free access below.

View Video and Receive CLE Credits

Idaho attorneys may obtain 6.25 CLE credits for viewing the video by providing documentation that the attorney has watched the video and paying $145 to the College of Law. Attorneys interested in obtaining the CLE credits for watching the Symposium video should (i) send an e-mail to Prof. Stephen R. Miller ( indicating that they have watched the video and (ii) send a check made payable to “University of Idaho College of Law” to: Prof. Stephen R. Miller, College of Law, University of Idaho, P.O. Box 83720-0051, Boise, ID 83720-0051. Upon receipt of the confirming e-mail and payment, the Idaho State Bar will be notified of the attorney’s completion of the 6.25 CLE credits.

PowerPoint Slides and Law Review Articles

The PowerPoint slides and law review articles constitute the CLE presentation materials for the Symposium.

Symposium Presentations

Science and Technology of Hydraulic Fracturing - (video)
Moderator: Anastasia Telesetsky (Idaho)
John Imse (NORWEST) - Presentation (PDF)
Virginia Gillerman (Idaho Geological Survey) - Presentation (PDF)

Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing’s Environmental Effects
Water - (video)
Moderator: Barbara Cosens (Idaho)
Joseph Dellapenna (Villanova) - Primer on Groundwater Law (PDF) - Presentation (PDF)
Robin Kundis Craig (Utah) - Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking), Federalism, and the Water-Energy Nexus (PDF)

Air & Land - (video)
Moderator: Jerrold Long (Idaho)
Jim Wedeking (Sidley Austin LLP) - Up in the Air (PDF)
Carlos Romo (Baker Botts LLP) - Rethinking the ESAs Orderly Progression (PDF) - Presentation (PDF)
Elizabeth Burleson (Pace)

State & Local Government Regulation Hydraulic Fracturing - (video)
Moderator: Stephen R. Miller (Idaho)
Uma Outka (Kansas) - Presentation (PDF)
Michael Christian (Marcus Christian Hardee & Davies LLP) - Summary of Revisions to Idahos Oil and Gas Conservation Act and Rules (PDF)

Two Hydraulic Fracturing Hot Topics: Trespass & Trade Secrets - (video)
Moderator: TBA
Chris Kulander (Texas Tech) - Common Law Aspects of Shale Oil and Gas Development (PDF) - Presentation (PDF)
Keith Hall (Louisiana State) - Hydraulic Fracturing: Trade Secrets (PDF) - Presentation (PDF)

Does Hydraulic Fracturing Have a Role in a Clean Energy Future? - (video)
Moderator: Dale D. Goble (Idaho)
Joshua Fershee (West Virginia)
Patrick Parenteau (Vermont) - A Bridge Too Far (PDF) - Presentation (PDF)

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Legal Aspects of Hydraulic Fracturing brings together an interdisciplinary panel of legal, scientific, and business experts to discuss issues related to the hydraulic fracturing.

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