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Hydraulic Fracturing—What You Need to Know

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET

Please join Morgan Lewis for the first part of our webinar series on hydraulic fracturing, "Hydraulic Fracturing—What You Need to Know."

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as "fracking," involves drilling into deep rock formations and injecting fluids at high pressure to create fissures, or fractures, in underground formations that allow natural gas and oil to flow. Advances in drilling techniques have increased extraction rates, and fracking has become the subject of attention in the media and at government agencies. Understanding the technology of fracking as well as how it is regulated is becoming increasingly important for those in the energy industry.

During this first webinar, we will provide a brief summary of the technical process for fracking along with an overview of the many rules that serve to regulate and control aspects of fracking activity—from federal rules designed to protect drinking water, to state and local transportation rules, to local zoning regimes, to voluntary industry practices.

Speakers:
Alex Polonsky
Ron Tenpas

When:
September 27, 2011
1-2 pm ET

See also:
Part Two: "Regulatory, Enforcement, and Legislative Trends in Hydraulic Fracturing," November 10, 2011, 1–2 pm ET
Part Three: "Private Litigation and Hydraulic Fracturing," January 2012 (date and time to be determined)

For more information about this webinar series, please contact Mary Ann Huntington at 202.739.5622 or mhuntington@morganlewis.com.

CLE Credit:
CLE credit in FL, IL, NY, PA, TX, and VA is currently pending approval.

MCLE Credit:
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one (1) hour of General Education. Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Provider No. 4730, certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.