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Law and Policy of Shale Gas Development

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RP&EL 997A Spring 2015
Credit Only: N Anon Gr: N

This course will address current legal and policy aspects of shale oil and gas development. Students will focus on the major policy issues that are shaping — and have shaped — the development of the law in the early years of the so-called "Shale Revolution." Among the topics expected to be covered: role of shale oil and gas in our national energy portfolio, determining the appropriate regulatory entity to oversee developmental activities; managing economic benefits at the individual, community, and state level in the short and long term; environmental concerns; government role in developing new technologies and expanding markets for product; and international development.