March 2014
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Next Public Health Law Webinars: March 20 and April 17!

Fracking, Water Quality and Public Health:
Examining Current Laws and Regulations

Thursday, March 20th

1–2 pm (ET)

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  • Kathleen Hoke, J.D., Director, Network for Public Health Law — Eastern Region
  • Matt Samelson, J.D., Attorney, Consultant for University of Colorado’s Intermountain Oil and Gas Best Management Practices Project
  • Jill Krueger, J.D., Senior Attorney, Network for Public Health Law — Northern Region (Moderator) 


Improved technology developments in directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as "fracking," have resulted in an oil and gas production boom nationwide. Fracking involves pumping pressurized water, sand, and chemicals down wells to crack bedrock, freeing petroleum and natural gas. Wastewater discharges, hydraulic fracturing fluid releases, and other accidental spills pose potential water quality risks, sparking concern for public health. This webinar will examine the laws and regulations governing water quality issues related to fracking, recent state court decisions affecting regulations, and implications for public health.


Regulating Non-Medical Marijuana: Lessons Learned and Paths Forward


Thursday, April 17
1–2 pm (ET)

Registration coming soon!


  • Beau Kilmer, PhD, Co-Director, RAND Drug Policy Research Center and Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
  • Amanda Reiman, PhD, Policy Manager, Drug Policy Alliance California
  • Laura Hitchcock, JD, Policy, Research & Development Specialist, Public Health – Seattle & King County
  •  Alexander Wagenaar, PhD, Professor, Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida (Moderator)



Colorado and Washington State have legalized the commercial production, distribution and sale of marijuana for non-medical use, and a number of other states


Each webinar is free and open to all interested parties. For additional information please contact ASLME at 617-262-4990 or

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states. ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.

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