VIDEO: Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Remarks, and Session 1: Why All the Hype About Shale Plays? Why Here? Why Now?

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Conference Proceeding

Event Date




8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Remarks; Speaker: Mark Squillace, Director, Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado Law School

8:35 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

SESSION 1: Why All the Hype About Shale Plays? Why Here? Why Now?

Moderator: William Boyd, University of Colorado Law School


Michelle Michot Foss, Chief Energy Economist, Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas-Austin

Richard Nehring, Nehring Associates, Colorado Springs, CO

Commentator: Randy Udall, Co-Founder, Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA, Carbondale, CO


William Boyd

Streaming Media


This one-day symposium to be held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Denver will address the technology, economics, environmental impacts, and regulatory issues associated with shale gas development in the Rocky Mountain region. The purpose of this event is to facilitate productive dialogue among a wide range of stakeholders and interested parties to guide policy decisions.