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Aug 13 2012
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Shale gas extraction has been key to the increase in U.S. gas protection, which has driven down commodity prices and facilitated the nation's economic recovery.

As part of a National Business Institute course exploring fracking law, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Energy Counsel Robert L. Burns, Jr. will present "Environmental Concerns and Remedies."

In addition to providing an overview of the extraction and a detailed analysis of the key provisions of land leases and royalty agreements, the full-day course will explore environmental law compliance issues and common legal disputes. Specific topics Burns will discuss include:

  • Statutory and regulatory authority of state and federal regulation
  • Common contamination risks
  • Landowner liability concerns
  • Corporate liability – what happens when the energy company dissolves – clean-up cost allocation
  • Preventive contract clauses
  • Post-fact remedies