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Colorado Legislature’s Oil, Gas Drilling Bill Raises Industry Concerns

Colorado Legislature’s Oil, Gas Drilling Bill Raises Industry Concerns

A bill in the lower house of the Colorado state legislature that narrowly passed out of committee earlier this month has caused concerns by the state’s two main industry trade associations, who fear a chilling impact on oil/natural gas activities, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

March 15, 2016

Long-Time California Regulator Leaves Amid Praise, Condemnation

Before a standing-room-only crowd heaped praise on California’s outgoing chief regulator, Michael Peevey, two of his staunchest critics held a press conference outside the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) building Thursday in San Francisco, blasting Peevey and calling for legislative reforms at the CPUC that he headed for an unprecedented 12 years.

December 19, 2014

Wyden Calls for Review of FracFocus Website

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has called on the Department of Energy to start the ball rolling on an “independent, unbiased” review of the FracFocus website to determine if it provides sufficient information to state and federal regulators on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

July 29, 2013

Bipartisan Senators Call on DOE to Speed LNG Permitting

A bipartisan coalition of 34 senators has called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to speed up its processing of permit requests to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to foreign countries with which the United States does not have have a free trade agreement (non-FTA). At the current rate, the senators estimated that it could take the department up to two years to approve all of the non-FTA permits pending at DOE.

July 15, 2013

Enviros Seek to Block Transco’s Leidy Southeast Expansion

A coalition of environmental groups led by the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club has called on FERC to reject Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC’s (Transco) Leidy Southeast Expansion project, saying there is no homegrown demand for it.

July 8, 2013

Enviros Seek to Block Transco’s Leidy Southeast Expansion

A coalition of environmental groups led by the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club has called on FERC to reject Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC’s (Transco) Leidy Southeast Expansion project, saying there is no homegrown demand for it.

July 3, 2013

Pennsylvania Lures Flowserve Away From New Jersey

Oilfield services provider Flowserve Corp. will relocate some of its pump division operations from New Jersey to Pennsylvania, a 15-mile move that brings more than 100 jobs to a state much more supportive of the company’s bread and butter: oil and gas drilling.

June 17, 2013

Portland Mayor Urges Oregon to Drop Fossil Fuel Investments

In the context of opening a United Nations (UN) environmental event in his city Wednesday, Portland, OR, Mayor Charlie Hales called for several Oregon state investment funds to purge themselves of holdings in fossil fuel companies. The state’s largest city already has taken that step, Hales said.

June 7, 2013

San Bruno Mayor Calls for Probe of CPUC Legal Team Change

The mayor of San Bruno, CA — where a natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion killed eight nearly three years ago — on Wednesday called for the California Attorney General’s Office and state lawmakers to investigate replacement of the state regulatory legal team investigating the event.

June 7, 2013

DOE Asked to Update LNG Export Policy

Sen Ron Wyden (D-OR), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, last week called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to update its application process for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to reflect the country’s shale revolution, and to ensure that the United States obtains the “greatest benefit” from this national asset.

May 27, 2013
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