IUP’S OAK GROVE, A GREAT PLACE FOR HOMEWORK: Study land-use law while stretched out under the oak trees in IUP’s Oak Grove, a park-like setting filled with benches and pathways in the center of campus.
Almost every aspect of our lives, from overseas travel to the heating of our houses, is affected by energy sources. Our reliance on energy, however, is affecting the environment and has become rather controversial.
Over the past 15 years, significant changes have taken place in this industry. One of the primary changes was the extraction of natural gas—using the hydraulic fracturing process—from the Marcellus and Utica shale layers. While some controversy continues regarding the implications of extensive drilling, it is clear that the U.S. is focused on the use of diversified energy sources.
As a student taking this track, you will focus on economic and legal issues related to the energy industry. You’ll take courses such as Introduction to Negotiations and Conflict Resolution, Environmental Economics, and Law of Property Oil and Gas Leasing, to give you an understanding of what the current issues in this field are. Your coursework provides knowledge and skills you’ll need to deal with the challenges you may face in this career field.
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