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What Is the Future of Shale Gas?American Bar Association Section of International Law - Hyatt Regency on Capitol HIllCompetitive Alternatives to Fossil Fuels Electricity GenerationThe use of new methodologies to extract fossil fuels, including oil sands extraction and deepwater drilling, are being examined in light of a range of environmental impacts. This panel will discuss the feasibility of embracing a clear energy future. It will look at several alternatives such as hydroelectricity, solar and wind power. Our energy experts will examine whether these alternative energy sources are currently economically viable and, if not, what may be done from a legal and regulatory perspective to make them a realistic alternative to fossil fuels.Sponsoring Committees:Canada Committee, International Energy & Natural Resources Committee, International Environmental Law CommitteeCo-Sponsor:ABA Standing Committee on Environmental LawProgram Chairs:LEONARD GOLDBurns & Levinson LLPBoston, MassachusettsJEFFERY BARNESBorden Ladner Gervais LLPToronto, Ontario, CanadaModerator:JOHN GULLIVERPierce Atwood LLPPortland, MaineSpeakers:ALLEN GARSONHeenan Blaikie LLPToronto, Ontario, CanadaCHRISTOPHER GUITHU.S. Chamber of CommerceWashington, DCSETH KAPLANConservation Law FoundationBoston, MassachusettsGILBERT D. PORTERHaynes and Boone, LLPNew York, New York