BakerHostetler’s National Shale Team will host a series of panel discussions on political and policy trends related to shale development. Moderating the first Shale Symposium in Houston on March 7, 2013, was Michael G. Oxley, former Congressman and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, former member of the Energy House Committee and co-author of the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Key officials from shale states discussed legislative and regulatory trends, including recent and future changes, related to the current state of hydraulic fracturing, as well as the policies and politics that will drive those changes.
- Michael G. Oxley, Partner, BakerHostetler (moderator)
- Tim Wigley, President, Western Energy Alliance, Colorado
- Barry Smitherman, Chairman, Texas Railroad Commission
- J. Scott Roberts, Deputy Secretary (retired), Pennsylvania DEP Office of Mineral Resources Mgmt.
- David Hall, State Representative, Ohio House of Representatives
- Ray Whitman, Partner and Shale Team Leader, BakerHostetler
The BakerHostetler Shale Symposium is a new quarterly series that addresses issues related to shale and hydraulic fracturing in North America.