Albany Law School to Hold Symposium on New York State Fracking

Aug 29, 2013, 08:58 ET from Albany Law School

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts in fracking, land use and the law will convene for "Fractured Communities: Hydraulic Fracturing and the Law in New York State" at Albany Law School on Sept. 24, 2013.

In the first panel at 11:00 a.m., four hydraulic fracturing experts will discuss climate impacts, land use and real estate issues, and economic impacts associated with natural gas drilling. Speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Burleson, Pace Law Professor and Fulbright Senior Specialist on Climate Change
  • Sorell E. Negro, Associate, Robinson & Cole
  • Karen Moreau, Executive Director, New York State Petroleum Council
  • Elisabeth Radow, Chair, Committee on Energy, Agriculture and the Environment of the League of Women Voters of New York
  • Moderator: Tom Wilber, author, Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale

At 1:30 p.m., there will be a debate on the legal and policy implications of Norse Energy Corp., USA v. Town of Dryden, the Third Department's decision upholding municipal bans on natural gas drilling, and the future of natural gas extraction in New York. Featuring:

  • Thomas West '77, Managing Partner, The West Firm, and Counsel, Norse Energy Corporation USA
  • Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice, and Counsel, Town of Dryden
  • Moderator: Susan Arbetter, Host, The Capitol Pressroom

"Fractured Communities: Hydraulic Fracturing and the Law in New York State" is free and open to the public. The event is organized by Albany Law Review and co-sponsored by the law school's Government Law Center. For more information, contact (518) 445-3208 or


MEDIA CONTACT: Nick Crounse, Albany Law School, (518) 445-3208 or

SOURCE Albany Law School