Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP attorney Eric Adair will speak at Law Seminar Institute’s conference on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in California. The conference is scheduled for July 29-30 at the DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel in Santa Monica (map). Mr. Adair’s presentation — “Update on Regulatory Initiatives and Activities at the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR)” — will begin at 9:30 a.m. on July 29 and will provide the latest information on DOGGR’s efforts to develop fracking regulations applicable statewide.
The two-day conference, entitled “Environmental Regulation and Hydraulic Fracturing in California: Developing Win-Win Strategies For Owners Of Surface Rights And Drilling Rights,” will address a broad range of environmental and legal issues affecting fracking in California. From the conference brochure:
This advanced two-day conference will cover all aspects of hydraulic fracturing policy and legal issues in California. Our esteemed and expert faculty will provide in-depth information about oil and gas exploration and production in California and the use of fracking as a method for enhanced recovery in the Golden State.
This conference will discuss administrative and legislative efforts to regulate fracking in the State, the salient provisions in the proposed rules, the pros and cons of these regulations, and practical tips for complying with what may be the ultimate regulatory and/or legislative mandate. Speakers will also discuss air and water quality issues, and land use modifications associated with fracking and how these issues and challenges can be managed to the satisfaction of all stakeholders. The faculty will include the most prominent counsel for oil and gas exploration and production companies, landowners, environmental groups, and local governments practicing in this field in California.
Mr. Adair has become a frequent speaker on the legal and environmental issues associated with fracking in California. He recently served as a featured speaker on fracking at two conferences. On April 15, Mr. Adair addressed the California District Attorneys Association (CDAA) at its Environmental Crimes Prosecutions 101 conference. On April 23, he spoke at the California Water Law and Policy conference. He also served as a guest lecturer to a graduate level environmental planning course at California State Polytechnic Institute, Pomona, on February 26.