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Feb
05
CLOSUP Lecture Series
The United States has seen dramatic growth in energy development with much of it occurring on privately owned lands, creating a unique raft of opportunity and risk for landowners. The presentation reviews research on the nexus of property ownership rights and regulatory policy, with a focus on Shale and Wind Energy. It introduces the concept of 'Private Participation' in the planning and siting of energy projects and discusses how private property ownership will continue to influence the energy revolution.
2018 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Jan
24
Book Talks @ The Ford School
Daniel Raimi discusses his book The Fracking Debate , in which he highlights stories of the people and communities affected by the shale revolution, for better and worse.
2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Apr
12
CLOSUP Lecture Series
While much attention has been focused on the threats that hydraulic fracturing poses to water systems—whether by its consumptive use of freshwater or the risk of contaminating ground- and surface waters—the financial wealth that oil and gas development brings to state and local governments may provide opportunities to protect water resources. This diverse group of scholars will discuss their research at the intersection of fracking and water policy, and as a panel explore whether there are particular policies or practices that might be scaled-up or replicated outside their geographical area of study to create more sustainable energy-water systems.
2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Mar
06
CLOSUP Lecture Series
Development of the Bakken formation represents a multitude of trade-offs. The region is one of the great granaries of the world, but it is also the site of a recent oil and gas boom made possible by hydraulic fracturing. Overlapping with these natural resources is also a grasslands biome - one of the largest areas of grasslands in Canada and the US, which contains breeding grounds for millions of birds. How local residents understand the landscape is crucial to making fair and adequate policy to protect the ecosystem and the economy. This talk examines how landowners grapple with economic, environmental, and social trade-offs when making decisions about land-use.
2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Nov
02
CLOSUP Lecture Series
This talk will explore policies such as taxation, disclosure and regulation of drilling processes in a comparative manner across the states and municipalities on the Marcellus shale play.
2015 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

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J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor of Environmental Policy; Professor of Political Science; Professor of the Environment
Email:
brabe@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-9596