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Lone Mountain Forum on Energy Policy—Political, Legal, and Economic Issues: December, 2013

Workshop Agenda

Directed by Roger Meiners and Andrew Morriss
A co-sponsored program of Searle Freedom Trust, the Earhart Foundation and the Roe Foundation
Lone Mountain Ranch, Big Sky, Montana

December 5-8, 2013

Thursday, December 5

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.      Arrival and Check-In

6:00 p.m.                   Reception, Saloon
7:00 p.m.                  Dinner, Dining room

Friday, December 6

7:00 –  8:15 a.m.      Breakfast, Dining Room

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.   Session I
Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day and Bragg—Predictions on Their Effects for Regulatory Takings Claims for Groundwater Used in Oil & Gas Operations
Christopher S. Kulander
Climate Balkinization: Dormant Commerce and the Limits of State Energy Policy
Jonathan H. Adler

10:00 –10:30 a.m.  Break

10:30 – Noon          Session II
Conservation Easements and Exploitation of New Energies
Gerald Korngold
Involuntary Cotenants: Eminant Domain and Energy & Communications Infrastructure Growth
Andrew P. Morriss, Roy R. Brandys, and Michael M. Barron

Noon – 3:30 p.m.     Lunch, Dining room and Recreation Break

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.    Session III
Making Cost-Benefit Meaningless
Roger Meiners and Rafal Czajkowski
Many a Slip ‘Twixt Lip and Cup: Rent Extraction and the Pace of Environmental Regulation
Fred S. McChesney

6:00 p.m.                 Reception, B-K
7:00 p.m.                 Dinner, B-K

Saturday, December 7

7:00 –  8:15 a.m.     Breakfast, Dining Room

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Session IV
Accounting for the Economic Impacts of Shale Gas Drilling and Producing Activity: The Opportunity Cost of State
Michael J. Orlando
Clean Energy Policy: Prudent Precaution or Risky Environmentalism?
Dr. Dino Falaschetti
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 – Noon         Session V
The Energy Wealth of Indian Nations
Terry L. Anderson and Shawn Regan

Noon – 3:30 p.m.    Lunch, Dining Room and Recreation Break

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.    Session VI
Open discussion to include topics covered, future topics, and publication plans

6:00 p.m.                 Reception, Saloon
7:00 p.m.                 Dinner, Dining Room

Sunday, December 8  Departure

7:00 –  9:00 a.m.       Breakfast, Dining Room

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