Shale gas development has had a tremendous impact on communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. Staying abreast of the multitude of updates and changes to federal and state-level regulations has proven problematic for municipal officials. Thus, the Center for Energy Policy and Management, in partnership with the Local Government Academy, is pleased to bring you Regulating and Planning for Shale Gas Development: a 2017 Update. From comprehensive plans to pipeline agreements, this informational program will update local officials and residents of southwestern Pennsylvania on current zoning and land use issues in communities across the Commonwealth. Speakers will cover local government’s role in regulating shale gas development, recent state and federal court rulings that affect how local communities govern shale gas development, and local ordinances that address buffers, setbacks, noise, etc.