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Energy & Environment Forum: Dr. Chris Weible on "Policy Change in Oil and Gas Development in Colorado: Patterns and Explanations

One of the most significant innovations in U.S. energy policy, hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has led to one of the biggest booms in natural gas production. However, its rapid expansion has created intense political conflicts about whether and how to regulate the industry.

Dr. Chris Weible, professor at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs, will discuss the flurry of laws passed by the Colorado state legislature from 2007 to 2020. He will explore the distributional patterns of these policy changes and explain the emergence of policy adoptions as Colorado wrestled with adapting its governance strategies to the state's changing energy landscape.

Dial-In Information

Thursday, October 5 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs, Toyota Auditorium
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Social Sciences, Science, Law & Policy, Sustainability


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public

Center for Energy, Transportation & Environmental Policy
Contact Name

Jeanne Stevens

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Contact Phone

(865) 974-2572

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