Proactive Approaches to Managing Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development Geneva, NY, July 21/22

2011 Finger Lakes Environment and Development Conference

Proactive Approaches to Managing Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development

This 2-day conference will provide education, information resources, and practical knowledge regarding potential costs and benefits of shale gas development in NY, for the purpose of facilitating informed decision-making by individuals, non-profit organizations, municipalities, health professionals, planners and their counsel. Registration Fee includes meals, on campus parking and printed conference materials.

Keynote Speaker:Quigley
John H. Quigley
Principal of John H. Quigley LLC, Strategic Advisor to Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture), and former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Additional Speakers:
Ronald E. Bishop, Ph.D., C.H.O., Lecturer, Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, SUNY College at Oneonta
Christopher Denton, J.D.
James Dunne
, Director of Property Tax Research, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
George Frantz, PhD
, Visiting Faculty in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University
Bernard Goldstein, M.D.
, Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at University of Pittsburgh
Stuart Gruskin, J.D.
, Gruskin Gordon; former Executive Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Timothy W. Kelsey, PhD
, Professor of Agricultural Economics, The Pennsylvania State University
Darby Kiley
, Planner, Tompkins County Planning Department
Richard J. Lippes
, Esq. of Richard J. Lippes & Associates, Buffalo, New York
John Lyons, J.D.
, Partner, Grant & Lyons, LLP
Erica Levine Powers, Esq. (J.D., LL.M. Taxation)
, Adjunct Faculty in Planning Law & Environmental Law at University at Albany
Meghan Thoreau
, Planner, Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board
Rachel Treichler, J.D.

Lisa Cleckner, Ph.D, Director of Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Beth Kinne, J.D., Environmental Studies Program, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Katrina Smith Korfmacher, Ph.D, Deputy Director, EHSC Community Outreach and Engagement Core; Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine University of Rochester Medical Center

Agenda Items:
Thursday, July 21

Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing and Regulatory Background in NY State
Economic Impacts of Unconventional Shale Gas Development
Health Impacts of Hydrofracking
Shale Gas Development and Municipal/Regional Planning
A Best Practices Approach to Managing Shale Gas Development

Friday, July 22 
Proactive steps for landowners and their counsel
Primer on the revised Draft Supplementary Generic EIS/or what the EIS doesn’t regulate
  Avoiding common pitfalls of the oil and gas lease
Protecting Watersheds and Municipal Interests
Discussion about response to DGEIS

-Protection of water sources (surface and ground)
-Protection of air quality
-Accident/spill reporting, response, and liability

Professional Credits
Conference coordinators are in the process of applying for approval for CLE credits for attorneys and CM credits for planners. Contact Sarah Meyer at to indicate interest and to obtain the status of credit availability and cost.

Registration Fees
Day 1 $100
Day 2 $75
Both Days $150
Student Rate: 50% discount (does not include housing)
Fee includes meals during conference, printed conference materials, and on-campus parking and shuttle transportation.
Registration closes July 14,2011

Overnight Accommodations
Limited campus housing is available to participants on the night of Thursday, July 21 and can be added ($30 per person) to your registration fee at check out. Alternative overnight accommodations in Geneva, NY include the Hampton Inn, Ramada Inn, Belhurst Castle, Geneva On The Lake, Microtel Inn and Suites, Days Inn, and others.

Information Exchange
Participants are invited to bring copies of educational resources for sharing. Place them on the communal table at the entrance of the conference.

Event Sponsors
University of Rochester Medical

One Response to Proactive Approaches to Managing Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development Geneva, NY, July 21/22

  1. there are no cost benefits to shale gas drilling in New York state only industriazation and no quailty of life as we now know it.the water is our most valuable resource. the people will come back to live in New York as long as theres fresh water. ban hydro frack gas drilling

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