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Liberty On The Rocks - Flatirons

Monday, April 13, 2015, 06:00pm


Colorado’s oil and gas industry has been under increasing pressure from activists over the last few years, culminating in numerous municipal bans or moratoriums, which have all been challenged in court in some fashion. Our guest speakers will get us up to speed on those legal battles and also talk about the recommendations recently made by the Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force to the legislature. In addition to potential bans on this years’ local ballots, there are likely to be oil and gas-related questions on the 2016 state ballot, so please come to learn about these early!

 As always, Liberty on the Rocks Flatirons meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at Miller’s Grille in Lafayette, CO. It’s an excellent atmosphere with great bar-b-que and brews. Doors at 6pm, main program at 7pm. There is no cover charge, please bring guests, and RSVP's appreciated.

 About our Speakers: Stacey Alexander is the Director of Flatirons Responsible Energy Action (FREA), a not-for-profit, grassroots organization working throughout Boulder County. The fracking battle has been fought in her own back yard, but as a believer in property rights and the responsible exercise of freedom, she wants to start common sense conversations about reliable and safe oil and gas development, because everyone deserves affordable energy.

 Mark Mathews, of Brownstein Hyatt Harber Schreck, concentrates on environmental and energy law, as well as complex litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mark was a senior trial attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

 With notable experience on environmental and litigation issues in the mining, water and oil and gas industries, Mark represents private and public clients throughout the West, including energy companies, mining companies, utilities, and counties. He has successfully represented clients in litigation concerning oil and gas leases and royalty issues; hazardous waste contamination; water rights and water quality; enforcement of oil and gas regulations; zoning and development disputes; and federal and state preemption issues. His work also includes assisting companies through every aspect of the NEPA process.

 In addition, Mark frequently represents his clients in administrative proceedings before the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. Mark has successfully negotiated many favorable settlements for corporations and private landowners throughout the West.

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