A. Scott Anderson

Scott AndersonA. Scott Anderson is the senior policy advisor, Climate and Energy Program, for the Environmental Defense Fund. Since 2005, Mr. Anderson has served as the Environmental Defense Fund’s point person for developing policies related to most aspects of oil and gas exploration and production and policies regarding geological sequestration of carbon dioxide. He is the former executive vice president and general counsel of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association.

Mr. Anderson holds a B.A. from the University of Texas and J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Currently, he serves as a member of the State Bar of Texas, Strategic Advisory Committee Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, and Ground Water Protection Council/Energy Division Oversight Group.

Margaret A. Hill

Margaret HillMargaret A. Hill leads Blank Rome’s environmental litigation practice and has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in all aspects of state and federal environmental law, including oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, corporate and banking clients, cities and municipalities, mining companies, and developers. Ms. Hill serves as chairperson of Blank Rome’s Shale Development Industry Group.

Ms. Hill received her B.A. from West Chester University, M.A. from Northeastern University and J.D. from Duquesne University. She serves as a member of the American Bar Association, Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Paul P. Krishna

Paul KrishnaPaul P. Krishna is the issues manager, Environmental, Health, & Safety, for ExxonMobil’s subsidiary, XTO Energy, based in Fort Worth, Texas. He manages and coordinates global issue advocacy related to unconventional resources development. Mr. Krishna has a history of upstream and downstream-chemical experience and broad exposure to many parts of ExxonMobil. He has worked for ExxonMobil for 25 years and has served in numerous management positions.

Mr. Krishna received a bachelor of science in geology with an economics minor from the University of Delaware. He graduated from Purdue University with a master’s of science in geoscience. In 2006, Mr. Krishna was presented the Outstanding Alumnus Award by Purdue President Martin Jischke, and in 2011, he received the College of Science Distinguished Alumni Award.