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Upcoming Events

Minnowbrook Local Leadership Conference...
04/22/2014

Previous Events

Southeastern NY Compost Workshop and Facility Tour...
04/17/2014

TAPF on Onondaga Lake Improvements...
03/27/2014

13th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium on Environmental and Energy Systems...
10/21/2013

Finance Workshop - Chenango, NY ...
05/14/2013

3rd Annual Spring Greening: An Educator Conference on Teaching Green...
04/30/2013

Minnowbrook Local Leaders Conference...
04/23/2013

Ninth Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century...
04/20/2013

Construction Materials Management Center Events...
03/19/2013

Food Recovery University Roundtable...
10/30/2012

Southern Tier Stormwater Symposium...
10/24/2012

Building for the Future: Construction and Demolition Waste Reuse and Recycling Trainings...
10/17/2012

Local Leaders Conference...
10/16/2012

SyracuseCoE 12th Annual Symposium on Energy and Environmental Systems...
10/11/2012

TAPF: Top-down, Bottom-up and Sideways Approaches to Local Watershed Management...
09/06/2012

Western NY Compost Facility Tour and Workshop ...
08/02/2012

Green Roof Working Group Kick-Off...
06/28/2012

USDA-RD Consulting Engineers Statewide Training...
06/14/2012

Food Recovery Challenge University Roundtable...
05/02/2012

SWPPP Preparation and Review...
04/25/2012

Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...
04/10/2012

TAPF: Wetlands, Watersheds and Resources...
03/22/2012

Spring Greening: A Teacher Training on Greening Your School...
03/20/2012

Stormwater Management for Linear Projects...
03/15/2012

Stormwater Ponds and Wetlands...
02/08/2012

Applied Green Infrastructure...
01/11/2012

Growing Green Infrastructure in New York...
11/16/2011

Lower Hudson Compost Facility Tour and Workshop...
10/27/2011

New to You: A Webinar on the Environmental, Economic, and Social Benefits of Reuse...
10/20/2011

Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...
10/06/2011

Vacant Properties to Vibrant Communities: What the Land Bank Bill Means for NY...
09/22/2011

Tips and Tools for Managing Organics: A Forum for Municipal and Institutional Solid Waste Managers ...
09/14/2011

Leading the Charge: A Webinar on Local Government's Role in the Product Stewardship Movement...
08/23/2011

Tips for Starting an Office Compost System...
08/16/2011

Food Waste Composting: A Program for Restaurants, Hotels, Schools and Cafeterias...
08/01/2011

The Finger Lakes Institute Presents: Proactive Approaches to Mitigating Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development...
07/21/2011

E-Waste as RE-Source: A Webinar on Electronic Waste Reuse, Recycling and Policy...
07/19/2011

Greenbuilt CNY...
06/18/2011

Capital District Local Government Planning and Zoning Workshop...
06/15/2011

Webinar: Composting Is Easy - Why Don't People Get It Right?...
06/14/2011

Jane's Walk 2011...
05/07/2011

Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...
04/27/2011

Farms, Folks, and Funding: Cultivating Leadership Through Research and Practice...
04/13/2011

Greening the Gray: Innovative Infrastructure Solutions and Funding Updates...
03/23/2011

Growing Green Infrastructure in New York State...
11/17/2010

Smart Management for Small Communities:
Practical Resources for Governance...

10/06/2010

Technical Assistance Partnership Forum at the SyracuseCoE Symposium...
09/28/2010

Asset Management Tools Training...
07/15/2010

Asset Management 101...
06/15/2010

Conference Series: Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...
06/02/2010

Technical Assistance Partnership Forum ...
05/27/2010

Jane's Walk...
05/01/2010

Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...
04/20/2010

The Right to Water...
03/29/2010

Sustainable Communities Partnership Forum...
03/06/2010

NYS Clean Water State Revolving Fund Sustainability Initiative Meeting...
03/05/2010

The Finger Lakes Institute Presents: Proactive Approaches to Mitigating Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development

The Environmental Finance Center is proud to sponsor the Finger Lakes Institute's 2011 Environment and Development Conference, "Proactive Approaches to Mitigating Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development." Join us in Geneva, NY from July 21 to 22 to learn more about this critical environmental issue and ways to help your community.
REGISTER HERE

2011 Finger Lakes Environment and Development Conference
Proactive Approaches to Managing Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development
 
July 21-22, 2011
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY

 
This 2-day conference will provide education, information resources, and practical knowledge regarding potential costs and benefits of shale gas development in NY, for the purpose of facilitating informed decision-making by individuals, non-profit organizations, municipalities, health professionals, planners and their counsel. Registration Fee includes meals, on campus parking and printed conference materials.  
 
Keynote Speaker
John H. Quigley
Principal of John H. Quigley LLC, Strategic Advisor to Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture), and former Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Additional Speakers
James Dunne, Director of Property Tax Research, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
Rachel Treichler, J.D.
Christopher Denton, J.D.

Richard Lippes, J.D. - Legal Advisor, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter
Meghan Thoreau - Planner, Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board
Erica Levine Powers, Esq. (J.D., LL.M. Taxation); Adjunct Faculty, Planning Law & Environmental Law at University at Albany
Stuart Gruskin, J.D., former Executive Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Darby Kiley, Planner, Tompkins County
Ronald Bishop, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, SUNY Oneonta
John Lyons, Partner, Grant & Lyons, LLP
Bernard Goldstein, M.D., Professor at University of Pittsburgh Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Tim Kelsey, Ph.D.,State Program Leader, Economic and Community Development; Professor of Agricultural Economics at Pennsylvania State University
George Frantz, Visiting Faculty Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University

Agenda Items
Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing and Regulatory Background in NY State
-Implications of state and local tax structure for maximizing benefits of Marcellus Shale development  

Economic Impacts of Unconventional Shale Gas Development
-Implications of state and local tax structure for maximizing benefits of Marcellus Shale development

Health Impacts of Hydrofracking

Shale Gas Development and Municipal/Regional Planning
-Protecting roads and Watersheds using home rule
-Municipal planning and preventing negative impacts of shale gas development

A Best Practices Approach to Managing Shale Gas Development

Proactive Steps for Landowners and their Counsel

Primer on the Revised Draft Supplementary Generic EIS/or What the EIS Doesn't Regulate

Avoiding Common Pitfalls of the Oil and Gas Lease

Local Approaches to Protecting Watersheds, Parks, and Municipal Interests

Discussion about Response to DGEIS
-Protection of water sources (surface and ground)
-Protection of air quality
-Accident/spill reporting, response, and liability

Professional Credits
Conference coordinators are in the process of applying for approval for CLE credits for attorneys and CM credits for planners. Contact Sarah Meyer at smeyer@hws.edu to indicate interest and to obtain the status of credit availability and cost.

Registration Fees
Day 1 $100
Day 2 $75
Both Days $150
Fee includes meals, printed conference materials, and on-campus parking and shuttle transportation.
Students interested in attending this conference should contact smeyer@hws.edu directly so that special arrangements can be made to make it possible for you to attend.
 
Learn More and Register Here!

 

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