EENR speaker discusses role of state-local governments in energy production

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Hannah WisemanFeb. 10, 2014 – The EENR Speaker Series for Spring 2014 kicks off Feb. 20 at the University of Houston Law Center with an examination of the heightened conflicts that arise between state and local governments over land use and nuisance-based issues as the nation produces more of its own energy resources.

Professor Hannah Wiseman of Florida State University College of Law will discuss “Allocating Energy Governance” in her talk sponsored by the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center. She will apply concepts from traditional federalism to the state and local level, suggesting where authority might be placed over expanding energy infrastructure and operations. She has written extensively on these issues as they relate to both hydraulic fracturing and renewable energy development.

The talk will be from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in room 240 BLB at the Law Center. Attendees will receive 1 hour of CLE credit. Please RSVP to

The EENR Center Speaker Series is made possible through the support of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Blackburn Carter, P.C. and the Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

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