Items Tagged with 'measures'


Oregon Sued for Rejecting Decarbonization Ballot Measures

A complaint has been filed in an Oregon court alleging Secretary of State Bev Clarno abused her power and lacked legal reasoning in rejecting two proposed ballot measures aimed at encouraging the state to use electricity from carbon-free sources and renewable sources for all retail electricity by 2045. Read More

Voters Reject Local Oregon Anti-LNG Project Ballot Measure

A local ballot measure in Coos County, OR, intended to block a long-proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) project was rejected on Tuesday by voters amidst heavy spending by project backers and concerns that the "sustainable energy" measure was unconstitutional. More than 75% of the votes cast were against the proposal.

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Oil, Gas Ballot Measures Reduced to Three in Colorado

While a citizens' group fighting increased oil/natural gas development dropped several potential statewide ballot measures in Colorado this month, three initiatives aimed at more local control over oil/gas activity (Nos. 63, 75 and 78) are still alive to the discomfort of business development and industry supporters. Read More

Texas Lawmaker Pens Bills to Thwart Anti-Drilling Actions

Texas state Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) has introduced two bills for the upcoming legislative session that target potential future anti-drilling/hydraulic fracturing (fracking) actions in the Lone Star State, such as what happened in the Barnett Shale town of Denton earlier this year. Read More

Santa Barbara Ballot Measure Aims to Ban 'Aggressive' Drilling

California’s Santa Barbara County has an initiative (Measure P) on the November ballot aimed at restricting, if not banning, most enhanced drilling practices. A new statewide law (SB 4) sets rules, reporting and permitting requirements for what is designated as "well stimulation" drilling, which includes hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and various acidization processes. Read More

FERC Staff Issues EA on Cove Point, FEIS on Downeast

FERC on Thursday issued an environmental assessment (EA) on the Cove Point Liquefaction Project on the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County, MD, and issued a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) on the Downeast LNG import project to be located  in Washington County, ME. In both cases, the projects were found by Commission staff to pose little harm if recommended mitigation measures are followed. Read More