UNM School of Law graduate Jason Marks, 2004, a New Mexico Public Regulation commissioner for the Albuquerque area, discusses the state's recent natural gas shortage on Tuesday, April 5 at 5:15 p.m. in the UNM School of Law room 2402. Marks' visit is part of the 2011 Natural Resources Speaker Series.

This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for one hour of general CLE credit.

Marks will answer such questions as: How did one week of very cold weather result in a gas shortage in an oil and gas state and What are the legal and policy issues raised by last February's natural gas outage?

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission regulates the state's utilities to ensure fair and reasonable rates to consumers, along with reasonable and adequate services.

The lecture is sponsored by the Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section of the New Mexico Bar, the UNM School of Law Environmental Law Society and the Natural Resources Journal.