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Pipeline Wars: The Battles Over Gas Infrastructure Development
February 6, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm EST
The business of building oil and gas pipelines in America used to be quiet. No longer. While Keystone XL and Dakota Access may have claimed most of the headlines, almost every major pipeline project is now a legal battleground between the industry and activist groups. Many of the current fights erupted in Eastern states as a host of new pipeline projects move forward to link the Marcellus and Utica shale gas fields to power stations and homes across the densely populated East Coast. The legal objections to new natural gas pipelines frequently invoke the downstream impact of additional fossil fuel infrastructure on climate change. Our distinguished panelists represent different perspectives in these pipeline wars and promise an engaging discussion.
1.5 credit of CLE in Areas of Professional Practice
Paul Hartman, Senior Policy Advisor, Midstream & Industry Operations, American Petroleum Institute
Jeff Makholm, Managing Director, NERA Economic Consulting
Jeremy Marwell, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Moneen Nasmith, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice
Robert Seber, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP; Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law (moderator)
Avi Zevin (’13), Staff Attorney, Institute for Policy Integrity
This event is hosted in collaboration with Vinson & Elkins LLP