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The Future of Oil and Gas Production in Colorado

Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 01:00 PM

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Please join us Thursday, March 7, for a conversation with Tom Hunt about the future of oil and gas production in Colorado.

The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy presents:

The Policy Workshop Webinar Series: Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development

The Future of Oil and Gas Production in Colorado
Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 1:00-2:00 PM EST
Speaker: Tom Hunt, Policy Programs Manager, Colorado Energy Office

The recording is available at https://vimeo.com/61555814. Mr. Hunts slides are available for download here.

The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy invites you to participate in our second annual policy workshop webinar series, Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development. Natural gas extraction generally, and shale gas extraction in particular, have become highly charged issues as stakeholders debate their effects on environmental and public health and their role in our future energy mix. This webinar series seeks to answer important questions about extraction, the environment, and the future of energy by grounding that debate with expert speakers from a variety of disciplines.

In the sixth installment of the series, Tom Hunt, the policy programs manager in the Colorado Energy Office, will offer a state-policy perspective on the debate.

His presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Presentation Abstract:

Colorado has a long history of oil and natural gas production. The state has seen exploration and production activity over a wide variety of geographic and social footprints, including renewed growth in the Piceance Basin in Western Colorado and the Denver-Julesburg Basin to the northeast of Denver.

These production activities have been partnered with a broad suite of policy tools, covering topics from wildlife to urban interactions to water and air quality. While Colorado has been recognized as a leader in many of these areas, others are still being actively discussed.

This webinar will examine the history, economic impacts, policy responses, and future of oil and natural gas production in Colorado. Special focus will be paid to the state-specific ways Colorado has sought to access the economic and energy security benefits of production while honoring the environmental protection and diverse property uses that Colorado citizens hold dear.

About the Speaker:

Tom Hunt is the Policy Programs Manager at the Colorado Energy Office. In this role, he implements many of the Office's policy initiatives through programs in traditional energy, small hydroelectric generation, transportation fuels, and other fields. He also serves on the policy team at the CEO, working to shape legislative and strategic approaches to the energy industry and leading CEO's involvement in the oil and gas sector.

Prior to working at the CEO, Tom worked as a chemist at an R&D firm, investigating biofuels production processes. He has a B.S. in biochemistry from Washington and Lee University, an M.S. degree in mineral and energy economics from the Colorado School of Mines, and an M.S. in petroleum economics and management from the Institut Francais du Petrole.

About the Series:

Hosted and sponsored by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, our second annual webinar series highlights emerging issues in shale gas development. The series is publicly available online and promoted to both domestic and international academic and policy communities, including governmental officials, think tank analysts, climate change advocates, professors, and students. The webinar format enables interested parties to access and participate in these presentations from anywhere in the world.

The series is free and open to the public.

To register for the online event:
1. Go to https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/805607927
2. Click "Register."
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click "Submit."

Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.

A recording of the presentation will be posted online for public access after the event. 

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac-based attendees
Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees
iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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