Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP attorney Eric Adair will speak at the 2013 California Water Law & Policy Conference, scheduled for April 22-23 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Mr. Adair’s presentation — “Hydraulic Fracturing in California: Energy Boom or Environmental Calamity?” — will begin at 8:45 a.m. on April 23 and will address, among other things, the potential water quality impacts associated with fracking in California.
The two-day conference, entitled “California Water 2013: Negotiating the Legal and Regulatory Changes Affecting Water Use,” promises something for everyone interested in California water issues. From the conference brochure:
Water supply issues are exploding across the state. The San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a hot-spot, and developments are coming to a head through the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan and new Water Quality Control Plan. Issues on the Colorado River are also in full swing, with the Quantification Settlement Agreement litigation coming closer to completion and new agreements with Mexico affecting the Law of the River.
Water quality matters are also at the fore: fracking, nitrates, MS4s, TMDLs, and recent Supreme Court decisions on the scope of the Clean Water Act. Developments in climate change, the interplay between CEQA reform and water law, FERC relicensing, the Endangered Species Act, the Kern River controversy, groundwater rights, and State Board enforcement actions, and climate change are also affecting water supply and development.
Please click here to download the brochure with the full conference program, and to register online for both the conference and the hotel.
Visitors to our blog and friends of the firm will benefit from a $100 discount off the price of registration. Please contact Mr. Adair for instructions regarding the discount.