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PR Campaign for Unconventional E&P Launched in Mexico

Following repeated pledges by President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador to ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) after he takes office, some of the most prominent stakeholders in Mexico’s hydrocarbons sector – including oil companies, policymakers, and regulators – have launched a public relations campaign on behalf of unconventional exploration and production (E&P).

October 17, 2018

Texas NatGas Support Group Aims to Counter Internet Fossil Fuel Foes

Having outgrown its North Texas name and mission, a pro-natural gas effort spawned three years ago as an outgrowth of the shale revolution, has expanded into the statewide Texans for Natural Gas, claiming an online following of 220,000 supporters.

February 8, 2017

Alaskan Native Groups Join Campaign to Keep Arctic Ocean in U.S. 2017-2022 Leasing Program

A group that includes six native Alaskan communities on the North Slope has joined an advertising campaign to persuade the Interior Department (DOI) to keep the Arctic Ocean in its proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022.

October 25, 2016

Hacked Emails Reveal Clinton Said Anti-Fossil Fuel Protesters Should ‘Get a Life’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton privately told union members last year that anti-fossil fuel protesters should “get a life,” and that the issue of fossil fuel extraction wasn’t high on her list of priorities, according to illegally hacked emails released by the group WikiLeaks.

October 17, 2016

‘Pipelines Make It Possible,’ INGAA Campaign Says

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and the INGAA Foundation have launched a campaign to get the word out about the necessity and virtues of the nation’s gas pipeline network. The effort comes at a time when shale gas-focused pipeline development has attracted increasing scrutiny from the public and politicians.

September 14, 2015
Pennsylvania Governor’s Race Narrows With Energy Issues Front and Center

Pennsylvania Governor’s Race Narrows With Energy Issues Front and Center

Polls show Pennsylvania’s Republican Gov.Tom Corbett narrowing the double-digit lead that Democratic challenger Tom Wolf has enjoyed for much of the campaign. The election has high stakes for the oil and gas industry as Wolf has pushed a severance tax and made energy reform a mainstay of his campaign.

October 31, 2014
It’s High Stakes for Oil, Gas Industry in Pennsylvania Governor’s Race

It’s High Stakes for Oil, Gas Industry in Pennsylvania Governor’s Race

Polls show Pennsylvania’s Republican Gov.Tom Corbett narrowing the double-digit lead that Democratic challenger Tom Wolf has enjoyed for much of the campaign. The election has high stakes for the oil and gas industry as Wolf has pushed a severance tax and made energy reform a mainstay of his campaign.

October 31, 2014

Environmentalists Sue BLM Over Oil Shale Move

A coalition of seven conservation groups has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) allocation of more than 800,000 acres of federal lands in three western states to potential oil shale and tar sands development.

August 1, 2013

Burgeoning Shale Industry Still Honing Public Image

Output from the nation’s shale plays has ballooned domestic natural gas production over the past few years, but the industry, and the country, have yet to fully embrace all that the paradigm shift entails, said Rick Smead, a director in Navigant Consulting Inc.’s energy practice.

July 18, 2013

EDF ‘Co-opted’ by NatGas Industry, Grassroots Groups Say

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has allowed itself “to be co-opted by industry interests on the issue of hydraulic fracturing [fracking] for shale gas,” and does not speak for local communities on the issue, representatives of 67 grassroots organizations said Wednesday.

May 23, 2013
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