American Bar Association
Section of International Law: International Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Section of International Law:
International Energy & Natural Resources Committee

About the Committee

The International Energy & Natural Resources Committee promotes the exchange of information regarding international energy development and finance projects as well as natural resource exploration, development and conservation. Current areas of interest to our members include: nationalization and privatization of oil, gas, electricity and other natural resource ventures; international joint operating issues; international hydroelectric development; public-private partnerships; LNG; hydraulic fracturing; renewable energy projects including wind and solar development; waste-to-energy projects; mining; and energy strategy development.

Message from the Co-Chairs

Welcome to the International Energy and Natural Resources Committee. We are looking forward to working with you to make 2016-2017 the best year yet, with outstanding publications, great programs, enhanced networking opportunities, cutting edge special projects and policy initiatives addressing key topics in the energy and natural resources sectors. We strongly encourage committee members to publish with us, propose programs and policy initiatives, and participate in the discussion of newsworthy industry developments and topics of interest through our listserve and LinkedIn sub-group and during our monthly Steering Committee calls that are open to all Committee members. If you are not already a member, we invite you to join our Committee today! Mariana Ardizzone and Kristin Drecktrath Paz, Co-Chairs Call for Articles

  • Newsletter 2017
  • Members are invited to submit articles for issues of the Committee's Newsletter in 2017. Submissions and questions may be sent to Mark Gould.

Join the Subcommittee on Hydraulic Fracturing! The Subcommittee on Hydraulic Fracturing, chaired by Benedict J. Kirchner, is looking for programming and publication suggestions. All members of the committee are invited to participate. Your participation is important. We welcome your ideas about possible fracking programs, publications, and activities that can be implemented during the year ahead! If you are interested in joining this subcommittee, please email the Co-Chairs or Benedict J. Kirchner. Call for Volunteers

  • The Committee always needs volunteers! Please email the Co-Chairs if you would like to become more involved with the Committee.

Section of International Law

Subcommittee on Hydraulic Fracturing

New technological advancements in hydraulic fracture drilling and horizontal drilling have led to rapid growth in unconventional energy production. This subcommittee focuses on how fracking fits within the energy industry, international trade, and international environmental law.

Committee Leadership


Kathuria, Sacha
Kirchner, Benedict


Becerra De La Roca, Mauricio
Miranda, Luis
Sempertegui, Leonardo
Sims, Patricia

Committee Roster  

Modified by on November 14, 2018

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