EMLF’s Annual Fall Symposium will be held October 10-12, 2023, in Lexington. The
Symposium begins with a networking reception from 8 to 10 pm on the evening of Tuesday, October 10. The substantive portion of the program then begins Wednesday morning and extends through midday on Thursday, October 12. The Symposium will cover a broad range of important energy law topics.
Congressman Andy Barr (Kentucky 6th District) will kick-off the program with a
keynote address on Wednesday morning. Congressman Barr is a member of the Congressional Caucuses on Coal and Natural Gas and also is a member of the House Select Committee on Strategic Competition between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party.
Following Congressman Barr’s keynote address, a distinguished panel of Chief Executive Officers will provide a panel discussion, “Powering Tomorrow: Perspectives from Energy Industry CEOs.” Antero Resources’ Maribeth Anderson will moderate the discussion by a panel that includes CEOs from CONSOL Energy, Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Northeast Natural Energy, and Greylock Energy. Later Wednesday morning, speakers will examine the status of the Mountain Valley Pipeline litigation and then provide an “Energy Law Case Update.”
A featured topic on Wednesday afternoon will be a panel discussion by general counsel
who provide insights on “Navigating Legal Frontiers in the Energy Industry.” General Counsel from Diversified Energy, CNX Resources Corp., and Alpha Metallurgical Resources will participate.
Other speakers will explore such topics as liability for pollution under RCRA’s
“imminent danger” provisions, the development of solar power in Appalachia, “The Future of Rare Earth and Critical Minerals,” solar decommissioning policy, state and local tax issues facing energy companies, how companies can prepare for an economic downturn, employment law issues relating to employees’ political activities or discussions, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s publication of proposed new rules on natural gas pipeline facilities, “Gathering Agreements 101,” restrictive covenants and cross-border drilling, legal ethics issues relating to artificial intelligence, and notice and recordation of title requirements
relating to mergers, acquisitions, and name changes.