Brown Bag Seminar:

Webinar: Hydraulic Fracturing & Permitting - What You Need to Know About "Fracking" and What's At Stake in California

Event Information


Friday, February 3, 2012


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Attendees can attend via webinar or in person at...

400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor
Sacramento, CA

MCLE Credit:

1 Hour

Sponsored By:

The State Bar's Environmental Law Section and the Natural Resources Subsection of the Real Property Section

Program Overview:

The practice of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has dominated the environmental media landscape recently and with good reason: myths and misinformation abound, media reports fan the flames, and new regulations have been enacted and proposed. What does it all mean?

Join the Environmental Law Section and the Natural Resources Subsection of the Real Property Section for a nuts-and-bolts presentation on the practice of hydraulic fracturing and what's at stake in California. Although hydraulic fracturing has been in use throughout the oil and gas industry for more than 60 years, recent documentaries and news reports have brought heightened scrutiny to the practice. Hydraulic fracturing has been regulated in various jurisdictions, particularly with respect to disclosure requirements, and further regulation is being contemplated in California and elsewhere.


James Pierce of the California Department of Conservation, which serves as legal counsel to the Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources

Tupper Hull, Vice President of the Western States Petroleum Association

Ms. Hull will provide information on the basics of hydraulic fracturing, related environmental and land use issues, and regulatory and legislative efforts being undertaken at the State and Federal levels to address issues in response to the use of hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas exploration.


To sign up for the webinar, please visit the State Bar's website

To sign up to attend in person, please email Lindsey Ono