COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR – FRACKING the NEW ALBANY SHALE: Legal and Technical Issues Arising from the Passage of the Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act (HFRA)


    Edwards Wildman Speaker: Robert W. DiUbaldo

    12:00 PM – 1:15 PM (Central Time)

    Please join us on August 28 from noon to 1:15 pm (Central) for this free webinar. Attorneys from Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP and Surdyk & Baker, engineers from St. John-Mittelhauser & Associates and underwriting and claims professionals from the Catlin Group will discuss the recently enacted Illinois Hydraulic Fracking Regulatory Act and its potential consequences, and will answer your questions.

    Illinois, Indiana and Western Kentucky sit atop one of the largest shale formations in the U.S. The New Albany Shale formation in the Illinois Basin-encompasses some 53,000 square miles and is estimated to contain over 85 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, not to mention oil that could also become accessible. While large-scale hydrofracking has occurred in other shale plays around the country, including the Marcellus and the Barnett, large-scale fracking has not yet occurred in the New Albany.

    All that may be changing, very soon. The Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act was signed into law on June 17, 2013 and, contains requirements for permit applications, insurance, well construction, drilling, chemical disclosures, water quality monitoring, air emissions, enforcement and penalties. The Act has been praised by industry, environmental groups and legislators as one of the strictest pieces of fracking legislation ever proposed.

    This webinar will address the recently passed Illinois Hydraulic Fracking Regulatory Act and what it could mean to industry, municipalities and landowners in Illinois, including:

    • Permitting issues
    • Environmental protection and best practices
    • Public disclosures
    • Public hearings
    • Insurance requirements/potential insurance issues
    • Potential litigation issues


    From Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

    From Surdyk & Baker

    From St. John-Mittelhauser & Associates

    From Catlin Group


    Edwards Wildman Palmer is an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York and California. Accreditation for the State of Illinois is pending.

    Note: Although multiple participants are welcome to join this program, any person who seeks CLE credit for attendance must be logged in individually and remain logged in throughout the duration of the program to receive credit.


    To REGISTER for this Webinar, please CLICK HERE.

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