4 Reasons to Attend the Martz Summer Conference at the Getches-Wilkinson Center

logo_getches_200x125Getches-Wilkinson Center in conjunction with the Air-Water-Gas Sustainability Research Network will host its 35th Annual Martz Summer Conference June 5-6, 2014 in Boulder at the University of Colorado Law School, Wolf Law Building. This year’s conference theme is:

Water Quality Issues in Oil and Gas Development:
The Evolving Framework of Regulation and Management

In addition to participating in this timely natural resource law and policy discussion, here are four reasons you won’t want to miss the 2014 Martz Summer Conference:

  1. Engage in a civil and rational discussion of oil and gas regulation and management.
  2. Learn what you need to know to be a more effective community and environmental advocate, regulator, or developer.
  3. Meet other stakeholders working for environmental protection during oil and gas development.
  4. Renew old friendships as you enjoy Boulder and the 35th annual Martz Summer Conference

Oil rig in Rifle, ColoradoTechnological advances for extracting oil and gas from shale deposits have ushered in a new era of energy development in key resource-rich pockets throughout the US.

This year’s event will review the ongoing efforts of governments and industry to develop the regulatory and management practices necessary to protect water and air resources. Drawing on the latest scientific research, sessions will tackle areas of uncertainty and seek to inform future action.

Take a look at the agenda for session topics, including:

  • Protecting Tribal Interests in Oil and Gas Developments
  • Case Studies of Weld County, Colorado and Pavillion, Wyoming
  • New Models for Communities and Companies
  • Water Supply and Quality Impacts
  • Introduction to the Regulatory Framework and the Jurisdictional Issues

In addition to University of Colorado scientists and faculty, you’ll hear speakers from the following organizations:

  • Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
  • ProPublica
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Center for Sustainable Shale Development

lawschool_200x147 Lunch and receptions are included on both days, allowing you to network and meet the speakers and other attendees.

The Getches-Wilkinson Center will also host a poster display session that is open for participation to all conference attendees. Oil and gas regulation and management is one of the hottest topics in the natural resource law and policy landscape. You won’t want to miss this two-day conference.
Register today!


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