Science for Security

Sept. 20, 2015

On August 31 st , 2015, Dr. Ernest Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy visited Colorado Law to deliver his definitive remarks on the Iran nuclear deal, in a lecture titled Science for Security: The Role of the Department of Energy in Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation .

Martz Summer Conference 2015

June 15, 2015

Innovations in Managing Western Water: New Approaches for Balancing Environmental, Social, and Economic Outcomes Innovations in Managing Western Water: New Approaches for Balancing Environmental, Social, and Economic Outcomes June 11th and 12th, 2015 Many aspects of western water allocation and management are the product of independent and uncoordinated actions, several...

GWC Distinguished Lecture 2015

March 15, 2015

Expanding the Watershed: Certainty and Sustainability in 21st Century Water Resources Management with Mike Connor, Deputy Secretary, United States Department of the Interior The Distinguished Lecture Series was designed as a cooperative venture between the Getches-Wilkinson Center and the Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, & Environmental Law Review, to bring to...

State-Local Conflict Over Fracking

March 8, 2015

The law is frequently called upon to resolve regulatory conflicts that arise when a majority mildly prefers policy X, and minority strongly prefers policy not X. Two emerging bodies of case law present this problem, both associated with the growing number of challenges to local restrictions on the use of...

Martz Winter Symposium 2015

Feb. 14, 2015

Seeds of Change: Responding to Global Change in a Bottom-up World Many believe that global institutions and frameworks are failing to generate necessary progress on issues such as climate change, water scarcity, biodiversity, food security, and poverty eradication; and that state, tribal and local governments, and communities, innovative companies, social...

Schultz Lectureship in Energy 2014

Nov. 2, 2014

The Oil-Water Nexus: Where Development Meets the Environment This year, the lecture was delivered by James Burke, President of NGL Energy Partners. NGL Energy Partners is a leading gatherer, transporter, and marketer of crude oil and NGLs (Natural Gas Liquids) and a growing provider of oilfield water and wastewater handling...

Celebrating the Great Law

Sept. 7, 2014

The Wilderness Act at 50 On September 3, 2014, the National Wilderness Preservation System—established and protected by the Wilderness Act of 1964—celebrates its 50th anniversary. We are gathering on September 4th and 5th to celebrate Wilderness—“ornery old wilderness, scratchy, sweaty, and distant, but sacred every step of the way”—and to...

Martz Summer Conference 2014

June 12, 2014

Water and Air Quality Issues in Oil and Gas Development: The Evolving Framework of Regulation and Management Presented by the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment, in conjunction with the Air-Water-Gas Sustainability Research Network Technological advances for extracting oil and gas from shale deposits have ushered in...

GWC Distinguished Lecture 2014

March 18, 2014

Are Colorado Public Lands Becoming a Sacrifice Zone for Oil and Gas? Bruce Babbitt is a lifelong environmentalist and outdoorsman. Babbitt served as Arizona Governor from 1976-1987, successfully securing several wilderness designations. As Secretary of the Interior during the Clinton Administration, Babbitt launched a new era in wildlife protection by...

Martz Winter Symposium 2014

Feb. 16, 2014

Natural Resource Industries and the Sustainability Challenge For more than two decades, sustainability has gained currency as a broad organizing principle for efforts to develop and use energy, natural resources, and the environment in ways that allow society to meet its needs without compromising the ability of future generations to...