UW Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies Conference Oct. 14


The University of Wyoming’s annual Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies is returning for an in-person forum Friday, Oct. 14.

Hosted by UW’s School of Energy Resources (SER) and the College of Law’s Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR), the conference begins at 8 a.m. in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, as well as online.

To register for the conference, view the schedule or learn more about the speakers, visit the conference webpage at www.uwyo.edu/ser/events/conferences/clerr-energy-law.html.

The conference is presented in collaboration with the Wyoming State Bar’s Energy and Natural Resources Section. The event focuses on energy-related legal, regulatory and policy issues currently affecting Wyoming and the region.

In a fireside-style chat -- featuring Gov. Mark Gordon and U.S. Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau -- the pair will examine federal energy development in Wyoming. Retired Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kite will moderate the discussion.

Other speakers include a keynote address from Wahleah Johns, director of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs; Phil Lowe, from the Interior Department's Office of the Solicitor; state Rep. Affie Ellis; and prominent attorneys and legal energy scholars from throughout the state and region.

“We are so pleased to be hosting the conference in person once again,” says Temple Stoellinger, an associate professor in the UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and co-director of CLERR. “The goal of this conference is to provide an in-depth educational opportunity to learn more about legal and policy issues of the different energy sectors in Wyoming, and we have some really impressive speakers on the agenda. We are thrilled to be fostering robust discussions as well as facilitating social and professional networking opportunities for our attendees.”

SER Executive Director Holly Krutka and UW College of Law Dean Klint Alexander will give opening conference remarks.

“With so many new and emerging energy technologies currently under development, this is an exciting time for the field of energy law and policy,” Stoellinger says. “This event provides an opportunity to learn about the legal, regulatory and policy issues involved with these new technologies from distinguished experts who are joining us to share their insight and knowledge.”

Conference session topics include updates in hydrogen energy law and policy; carbon capture, use and storage; an overview of recent developments in oil and gas; the role of renewables in Wyoming’s energy portfolio; and other important discussions about opportunities for tribal energy development.

The conference costs $50 for either the in-person or online format. The event is free for UW students, faculty and staff members. For those attending online, a link will be emailed a day before the event. Continuing legal education credits and American Association of Professional Landmen credits are available.

For those unable to attend, the event will be recorded, and presentations will be posted on the SER website at the conclusion of the conference.

For more information, email Christine Reed, SER outreach director, at christine.reed@uwyo.edu.


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