The Dakota Access Pipeline: A Review of the Policy and Legal Issues
- Benjamin NussdorfSenior Regulatory AdvisorUS Department of Energy, Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply
- John QuigleySenior FellowKleinman Center for Energy Policy
The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative are pleased to welcome Benjamin Nussdorf, Senior Regulatory Advisor in the Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply at the US Department of Energy, for a talk on The Dakota Access Pipeline: A Review of the Policy and Legal Issues. Mr. Nussdorf’s remarks will be followed by commentary from John Quigley, former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Benjamin Nussdorf is a Senior Regulatory Advisor at the US Department of Energy in the Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, within the Office of Fossil Energy. He is also Professorial Lecturer in Law at the American University Washington College of Law and at George Washington University Law School, where he teaches courses on oil and gas law. Prior to joining DOE, Nussdorf was a Senior Policy Analyst at the US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. There he received the Bureau’s Stewardship Award, for outstanding work and service in connection to the Bureau of Land Management Hydraulic Fracturing Rulemaking. He also has served in multiple roles within the US Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, and was a Presidential Management Fellow in the Minerals Management Service. Nussdorf received his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from the American University Washington College of Law.
John Quigley is a consultant and Senior Fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from Jan. 2015-May 2016, and as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources from April 2009-Jan. 2011. He is the first and only person in Pennsylvania history to serve as Secretary of both of the state’s natural resource agencies. Quigley also served as a two-term Mayor of Hazleton (PA), and as an Alternate Federal Commissioner on the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. He was the founding executive director of a non-profit economic development corporation; held a number of management positions with two industry-leading manufacturing companies in the private sector; worked for a statewide environmental NGO; was an instructor in economics at a Penn State University campus; and wrote a weekly column for a northeastern Pennsylvania newspaper. Quigley earned an MPA from Lehigh University and a BA in Economics from Bloomsburg University.