WilmerHale Special Counsel David Gold is a featured speaker during the Boston Bar Association's event on the regulation of natural gas pipelines.
This event looks at the federal, state and local legal issues that are implicated when an existing pipeline is expanded or a new pipeline is proposed. Practitioners from the private and public sectors, representing a variety of stakeholders, describe the role that lawyers play in the process, including:
- the importance of the FERC process and federal preemption;
- the state DPU process and varying views about the need for the pipelines; and
- the role of cities and towns in the process and the rights of affected property owners.