Ou to Sponser Conference on Oil, Environmental Law

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Attorneys, lawmen, engineers, geologists and others interested in environmental laws as they pertain to the oil and gas industry are invited to attend a conference to be offered Oct. 22 and 23 at the University of Oklahoma.

"Environmental Law in the Oil and Gas Industry" is sponsored by the College of Business Administration and the OU Center for Business and Management, a unit of Continuing Education and Public Service. U.S. Rep. Mike Synar, D-Okla., will deliver the keynote address, "Update on Environmental Legislation Affecting the Oil and Gas Industry."

Among topics to be explored at the conference are the regulation and disposal of wastes generated in the exploration and production of oil and gas, liability for petroleum and hazardous waste spills on land and in surface waters, and guidelines for conducting environmental audits in property transactions. Also discussed will be environmental drafting considerations in common oil and gas agreements, industry liability under Superfund and the anatomy of a Superfund trial, and corporate successor and individual liability for remediation costs.

Serving as instructors will be OU faculty members Mark R. Cox, assistant professor in the department of environmental health in the School of Public Health, and C. …