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Alexander Bandza Moderating Young Professionals in Energy Event on Hydraulic Fracturing in Illinois

Torrence_Allison_COLORBy Allison A. Torrence


On Thursday, April 7, 2016, Young Professionals in Energy (Chicago) is hosting an event titled “Hydraulic Fracturing in Illinois: What Has The National Frenzy Meant For Our State?” at Jenner & Block’s Chicago office. The event will be moderated by Jenner & Block attorney and YPE Board Member, Alexander Bandza, and will feature presentations from Jenny Cassel, Staff Attorney at Environmental Law and Policy Center, and Nancy Loeb, Director of the Environmental Advocacy Center, Northwestern University School of Law.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Jenner & Block LLP
353 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL, 60654

Despite the recent drop in oil prices, hydraulic fracturing has remained a part of the national energy dialogue for years. Depending on who you ask, it’s been hailed as either fantastic, for increasing oil production “at home,” or frightening, due to concerns over groundwater contamination and induced seismic events. Much of the national conversation, however, has been dominated by the effects of operations in Pennsylvania and the fight over regulations in the Delaware River Basin.

What is happening in Illinois? Come hear a distinguished set of panelists provide an overview on what the hydraulic fracturing boom has meant for Illinois and their work directly shaping legislation and the regional conversation:

Jenny Cassel, Staff Attorney, Environmental Law and Policy Center, who participated in the negotiated stakeholder process that led to the creation of the Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act.

Nancy Loeb, Director, Environmental Advocacy Center, Northwestern University School of Law, who advocates in the courts and regulatory agencies on behalf of individuals affected by the silica sand mining boom in rural Illinois. The product has seen explosive demand because of its use in the hydraulic fracturing proppant mix.

This event is free to attend with complimentary drinks thanks to Jenner & Block.