Environmental Forum: Karen Bakker

Sponsored by Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Thursday, May 19, 2016
03:30 pm – 05:00 pm
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Karen Bakker, Visiting Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) and Cox Visiting Professor in Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences presents Regulatory Capture at the Water-Energy Nexus: Policy Monopoly and Soft Capture in U.S. Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation.  Findings from a working empirical study of oil and gas industry efforts to influence U.S. environmental regulatory outcomes related to hydraulic fracturing through (i) a content analysis of 589 congressional hearings related to hydraulic fracturing from 1997-2015; and (ii) an evaluation of efforts by the American Legislative Exchange Council to promote a “model policy” on hydraulic fracturing fluid disclosure in the Marcellus Shale basin will be discussed.

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