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LEC Public Policy Conference on Energy and the Environment: Old Fuels, New Technologies, and Market Dynamics

Event Date: Monday, April 7 to Monday, April 7, 2014

Location: George Mason University School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201

Program Description: The Law & Economics Center through LEC Initiative for Energy and the Environment hosted a public policy conference on "Old Fuels, New Technologies, and Market Dynamics," which examined the dynamics between environmental issues and the energy market. Panels addressed clean coal technology, carbon sequestration, the future direction of the oil and gas industry, and the regulation of hydraulic fracturing. Keynote speakers included Frank Wolak of Stanford University who discussed, "The Role of Fossil Fuels in the Global Energy Future" and Attorney General Tim Fox of Montana who gave the luncheon address where he discussed federal energy regulation and obstacles to natural resource development.

To see more information on the event, speakers, and watch videos, please click on panel links below.
 

Agenda

Keynote Address: "The Role of Fossil Fuels in the Global Energy Future"

Frank A. Wolak, Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies and Director, Program on Energy & Sustainable Development, Stanford University

 


 

Life after The War on Coal: Clean Coal Technology, Carbon Sequestration, and Exportation of Coal

Paul Bailey, Senior Vice President for Federal Affairs and Policy, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

Jacob A. Williams, Vice President, Global Energy Analytics, Peabody Energy

Felice Stadler, Senior Director, Climate & Energy Program, National Wildlife Federation

Moderator: Richard O. FaulkSenior Director,  Energy and the Environment, Law & Economics Center

 


 

Hydraulic Fracturing: Oil and Gas Industry Dynamics

Christopher A. Wright, CEO, Liberty Resources LLC, Denver

Erica Bowman, Vice President of Research and Policy Analysis & Chief Economist, American Natural Gal Alliance (ANGA)

John A. Arrell, Jr., Manager, Market Development and New Products, ATK Defense Group, Missile Products Division

Moderator: Henry N. ButlerGeorge Mason University Foundation Professor of Law and Executive Director, Law & Economics Center, George Mason University School of Law

 


 

Luncheon Address: "Hot Air and the Empty Chair"

The Honorable Timothy C. Fox, Attorney General of Montana

 


 

Who Should Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing?

Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor, Columbia Law School

Michael L. Krancer,  Partner, Blank and Rome, LLP

Sharon Buccino, Director, Land and Wildlife Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Moderator: Richard O. Faulk

 


 

Roundtable Discussion: Collateral Damage in the War on Carbon

Jobs and the Economy? Free Trade? Federalism? The Rule of Law? Public Health: Wealthier is Healithier? Owners of Natural Resources? Native Americans? World Peace? The Environment?

 

The Honorable E. Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma

Dava K. Kaitala, Senior General Attorney, BNSF

Shawn Regan, Research Fellow, PERC - The Property and Environment Research Center

Nathan D. Richardson,  Visiting Scholar, Resources for the Future

Frank A. Wolak, Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies and Director, Program on Energy & Sustainable Development, Stanford University

Moderator: Henry N. Butler

 

For More Information, Contact:

 

Academics & General Public:
Jeff Smith
Coordinator, Henry G. Manne Programs
703.993.8382
jsmithq@gmu.edu

Attorneys General & Staff:
Colleen Cherico
Program Assistant, AGEP
703.993.9964
ccherico@gmu.edu

 

 

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