MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —The 2015 National Energy Conference at the West Virginia University College of Law will examine issues affecting the use of water in energy production, including quality and supply, federal regulations, and climate change.
The fourth annual conference takes place on Friday, April 10, in the College of Law’s Event Hall. It features experts from government, the private sector, and policy, academic, and environmental organizations. The conference is organized by the College of Law’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development and it is sponsored by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC.
Among the issues that panelists will explore are the Environmental Protection Agency’s definition of the “Waters of the United States” and its October 2014 cooling water intake rule. Both are part of the Clean Water Act.
Panelists will also examine how developers and environmental regulators are addressing issues in managing water use in shale gas development, and how climate change is expected to affect water supply and its impact on energy industries.