Feb. 6, 2019 – Pipeline Wars: The Battles Over Gas Infrastructure Development

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

NYU School of Law
Lipton Hall
108 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012

1.5 credit of CLE in Areas of Professional Practice

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.

Speaker Information:

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