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January 23, 2015
Mark Berkman to Present at CLE International Program on Impact of California’s Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations

Brattle principal Mark Berkman will present at the upcoming Water Law Institute taking place on January 23, 2015 in San Francisco, CA.

California’s hydraulic fracturing regulations are set to take effect on January 1, 2015. Experts and industry leaders have been studying and anticipating the impact of the regulations on hydraulic fracturing in the state. Hosted by CLE International, this one-day conference will bring together a variety of perspectives on the key issues and latest developments regarding the state’s new legislation. Speakers will discuss topics including:

  • Municipal home rule versus statewide regulation
  • The role of land use regulations in controlling hydraulic fracturing
  • Trespass liability
  • Who decides what rules apply to water in California
  • Whether fracking an environmental threat
  • Whether hydraulic fracturing be an economic engine for job creation in California

Dr. Berkman will present on “The Economics of Water in California: Water Supply and Pricing.” For more information, or to register, please visit the website.