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November 08, 2011 07:30 ET

Infocast's Inaugural Hydraulic Fracturing Summit Comes to Houston

Latest Hydraulic Fracturing Risks and Regulatory Developments to Be Addressed at New Conference

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2011) - Infocast is pleased to present Legal, Regulatory and Environmental Challenges of Hydraulic Fracturing, taking place December 7-8, 2011 at the Houston Marriott West Loop in Houston, TX and the timing couldn't be better! Drilling companies engaging in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are increasingly finding themselves at risk on a number of fronts -- accidents, spills, lawsuits, and media coverage, to name a few. Meanwhile, as drilling is increasing, so are regulatory initiatives, and regulators, state and federal, are piling on.

In fact, the EPA has just announced a schedule for developing standards governing wastewater discharges resulting from fracking. "The president has made clear that natural gas has a central role to play in our energy economy. That is why we are taking steps... to make sure the needs of our energy future are met safely and responsibly," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson.

To address these recent developments and more, Infocast developed the Hydraulic Fracturing Summit to provide the tools companies need in order to anticipate problems, assess risk, craft solutions, and provide legal foundational support for sound corporate policy and decision-making.

David J. Porter, Commissioner, The Railroad Commission of Texas, will kick off the event with the Keynote Address, "Developing Sales Responsibilities while Keeping Regulatory Controls in Texas," followed by a diverse roster of over 20 senior representatives from companies including Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Vinson & Elkins, King & Spalding, Biltekoff & Joy, LLP, Jackson Walker LLP, Kelley Drye & Warren and Baker Botts LLP among many others. The attendees will have a solid understanding of the risks, regulations and litigation, potential and existing, regarding hydraulic fracturing.

For more information, to REGISTER for the Summit, or to join us as a Sponsor, please visit the event website at or contact Infocast events at 818-888-4444.

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