Learn about fracking at March 28 Vanderbilt lecture

A leading energy law and land use expert will speak March 28 about fracking at Vanderbilt Law School at a free event open to the public.

Hannah Wiseman (Florida State University College of Law)

Hannah Wiseman will speak at 4 p.m. in the Covington Room at Vanderbilt Law School in a lecture sponsored by the Vanderbilt Law School Energy, Environment and Land Use Program.

The talk is titled “Natural Gas Fracturing, Federalism Debates and the Regulatory Divide.”

The lecture will be recorded for podcast and posted later on the Vanderbilt News and Communications website.

Natural gas fracturing has produced an energy boom in the United States and some experts predict it will lead the way toward U.S. energy independence. At the same time, fracking raises serious environmental concerns and has led many to question its unfettered development.

This lecture, by a leading legal scholar on the subject, will explore the recent, rapid expansion of oil and gas development in the United States, driven largely by hydraulic fracturing and drilling in shale formations, and the legal issues that arise in its wake.

Wiseman is an assistant professor of law at Florida State University College of Law. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Yale Law School.