Emerging Issues at the Intersection of Energy and Natural Resources
the LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources
the John P. Laborde Energy Law Center
the LSU College of the Coast and Environment
March 4, 2016
LSU Law Center
McKernan Law Auditorium
Baton Rouge, Louiaiana
Professor Keith B. Hall
Campanile Charities Associate Professor of Energy Law
Director of the Mineral Law Institute
LSU Law Center
Professor Blake Hudson
Burlington Resources Professor in Environmental Law and Edwards J. Womac, Jr. Professor in Energy Law, LSU Law Center
Professor of Environmental Science, LSU College of the Coast and Environment
Interim Director, John P. Laborde Energy Law Center
Schedule of Events
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Managing Externalities from Fossil Fuel Extraction
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Hydraulic Fracturing and Public Lands – Professor Marcilynn A. Burke, Associated Dean, Associate Professor of Law – University of Houston Law Center
Management of Wastewater from Oil & Gas Activities – Professor Keith B. Hall, Campanile Charities Associate Professor of Energy Law, Director of the Mineral Law Institute – LSU Law Center
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Social Systems and Place-Based Impacts of Energy Development
(Moderated by Professor Keith Hall)
Energy Poverty and the Future of Coal – Professor John C. Nagle, John N. Matthews Professor of Law – University of Notre Dame Law School
Can Wood Pellet Markets Help Save Southern Forests and Livelihoods? – Professor Blake Hudson, Burlington Resources Professor in Environmental Law, Edwards J. Womac, Jr. Professor in Energy Law, and Interim Director, John P. Laborde Energy Law Center -LSU Law Center
The Local Economic Impacts of Natural Resource Extraction – Dr. Mallory C. Vachon, Assistant Processor, Center for Energy Studies – Louisiana State University
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
The Wood Pellet Market: From the U.S. Forests to the World – Richard Peberdy, Vice President of Sustainability – Drax Biomass USA
Institutions, Technology, and Renewable Energy
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
(Moderated by Professor Blake Hudson)
Energy Policy, Legal Institutions, and Technology: A Dysfunctional Triad – Professor Sam Kalen, Winston S. Howard Distinguished Professor of Law & Co-Director, Center for Law & Energy in the Rockies – University of Wyoming College of Law
Buying Power: Utility Dark Money and the Battle Over Rooftop Solar – Professor Troy A. Rule, Associated Professor of Law & Faculty Director, Program on Law and Sustainability -Sandra Day O’Connor college of Law, Arizona State University
Can Solar Power Co-Exist With the ESA? Assessing California’s Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan – Professor James Salzman, Donald Bern Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law – UCLA Law School & Professor & Bern School of Environmental Science & Management – UC Santa Barbara
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Energy and Natural Resources Under Other Legal Regimes
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Future of the Canadian Energy Sector in a Low Price Commodity Environment – Professor Monika U. Ehrman, Associate Professor of Law – University of Oklahoma College of Law
Native American law, Energy and Natural Resources – Professor Judith V. Royster, Professor of Law – University of Tulsa College of Law