Activists

Despite Protestor Disruptions, House Lawmakers Tout Progress on Natural Gas Issues

Four members of Congress assured the natural gas industry that they are working on a bipartisan basis to create comprehensive energy legislation, and appreciate recent input from some unusual quarters — specifically, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Pope Francis. They did not, however, appreciate shouted comments by environmental activists repeatedly interrupting their presentation at the Natural Gas Roundtable session in Washington Thursday.

June 18, 2015
New Mexico Pit Rule Changes Agreeable to Industry

New Mexico Pit Rule Changes Agreeable to Industry

While critics and environmental activists are unhappy, the oil and natural gas industry is celebrating long-awaited changes in New Mexico’s rules for disposal of drilling waste known as the “pit rule.”

June 13, 2013

Industry Celebrates New Mexico Pit Rule Changes

While critics and environmental activists are unhappy, the oil and natural gas industry is celebrating long-awaited changes in New Mexico’s rules for disposing drilling waste known as the “pit rule.” Fighting for changes in tougher requirements imposed by a previous governor, the New Mexico Oil/Gas Association (NMOGA) hailed changes made earlier this month.

June 12, 2013

New Mexico Producers Seek Change in ‘Pit Rule’

To the consternation of some environmental activists, the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association at the end of September took two steps aimed at revising a regulation for the handling of waste produced at drilling and production sites. The association alleges that the “pit rule” drives up costs and chases drilling rigs to other states.

October 10, 2011

New Mexico Producers Seek Change in ‘Pit Rule’

To the consternation of some environmental activists, the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association at the end of September took two steps aimed at revising a regulation established in 2008 for the handling of waste produced at drilling and production sites. The association alleges that the “pit rule” drives up costs and chases drilling rigs to other states.

October 7, 2011

Chevron Shareholders Vote Down Hydrofracking Resolution

Chevron Corp. CEO John Watson on Wednesday found himself face to face with some rambunctious activists who came to the annual shareholder meeting in San Ramon, CA, to voice their opposition to the oil major’s global drilling practices. In the end, however, the company’s majority shareholders won the day, turning back resolutions that included calling for more disclosure about hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking).

May 27, 2011

Draft EIR Supports CA Offshore LNG Plans

To the consternation of local government officials and community activists in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles, a joint federal-state draft environmental impact report (EIR) released earlier this month minimizes any safety concerns about a proposed offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal 21 miles off of Oxnard, CA, as contemplated by Australian resource giant BHP Billiton.

November 8, 2004

Draft EIR Supports CA Offshore LNG Plans

To the consternation of local government officials and community activists in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles, a joint federal-state draft environmental impact report (EIR) released earlier this month minimizes any safety concerns about a proposed offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal 21 miles off of Oxnard, CA, as contemplated by Australian resource giant BHP Billiton.

November 8, 2004

Draft EIR Supports CA Offshore LNG Plans

To the consternation of local government officials and community activists in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles, a joint federal-state draft environmental impact report (EIR) released earlier this month minimizes any safety concerns about a proposed offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal 21 miles off of Oxnard, CA, as contemplated by Australian resource giant BHP Billiton.

November 8, 2004

DOJ Backs EPA Crackdown on Dirty Power Plants

In a major win for clean air activists in general and the natural gas industry in particular, the Department of Justice (DOJ) last Tuesday removed the roadblock it had placed in the path of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) enforcement of “new source review” (NSR) actions against a large number of dirty coal and oil-burning power plants and oil refineries. DOJ said the EPA enforcement actions are consistent with the Clean Air Act, and ongoing prosecutions should proceed.

January 21, 2002
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