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‘Regulating Marcellus Shale: What’s the Impact of the Impact Fee?’

A group of industry professionals and experts will serve as participants for Regulating Marcellus Shale: What's the Impact of the Impact Fee?, a panel discussion hosted by the Duquesne University School of Law.

Panelists will discuss the power to tax by the state and municipalities, the imposition of impact fees for damage done to local communities' infrastructure and if/how much a severance tax should be put on gas wells. The group will also specifically address the current bills before the Pennsylvania House and Senate on this issue.

Participants include:

  • Nicholas J. DeIuliis, president of CONSOL Energy, Inc., and director at-large of the board of directors of the Independent Petroleum Association of America
  • Mark W. Mekilo, counsel and advisor to Senate Democrats on the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee, and chief counsel to Sen. Vincent J. Hughes/Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence for the Institute for Energy and the Environment and professor of political science at Duquesne University, who is a renowned expert on oil and naturally gas policy
  • John H. Quigley, strategic advisor to Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) and former secretary of the Pennsyvlania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Dr. Kevin Garber, adjunct professor of law at Duquesne University, will serve as the panel moderator. He is a shareholder in the Environmental Health and Safety Services Group and the Intellectual Property Services Group of Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C. Much of Garber's law practice is concentrated in the areas of water pollution law, contaminated sites remediation and reuse, and natural resources law.

Regulating Marcellus Shale is co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Society and the Energy & Mineral Law Society of the Duquesne University School of Law, as well as the Federalist Society, American Constitution Society and the Corporate Law Society.

When: Tuesday, March 13, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh.

Information: The event is free and open to the public. Call 412.396.6186 to register.

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