Hannah Wiseman: "Natural Gas Fracturing, Federalism Debates, and the Regulatory Divide"
3/28/2013, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
- Vanderbilt University Law School Covington Room
- Open to the Public
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Vanderbilt Law School (Google map of this location)
The lecture will be recorded for podcast and posted later on the Vanderbilt News and Communications website.
"Natural Gas Fracturing, Federalism Debates, and the Regulatory Divide," a talk by Professor Hannah Wiseman, Florida State University College of Law
This lecture, by a leading legal scholar on the subject, will explore the recent, rapid expansion of oil and gas development in the United States, driven largely by hydraulic fracturing and drilling in shale formations, and the legal issues that arise in its wake.
Wiseman is an assistant professor of law at Florida State University College of Law. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Yale Law School.
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Energy, Environment and Land Use Program.
Natural gas fracturing has produced an energy boom in the U.S., and some experts predict it will lead the way towards U.S. energy dependence by the year 2030. At the same time time, fracturing raises serious environmental concerns, and has led many to question its unfettered development.
Wiseman’s research explores the role of regulation in protecting the character of living spaces and environmental quality, from the sublocal to the national level.