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Eagle Ford Making Texas County Road Weary

The DeWitt County, TX, tax base might be bursting with Eagle Ford Shale dollars, but the South Texas county’s roads are buckling under the weight of trucks and other vehicles in the service of developing the play, a new study has found. And a county judge claims his county and others in the play are being short-changed when it comes to funds for road repair.

July 5, 2012

Congress Urged to Keep Tabs on EPA Regional Offices

Citing the the recent disclosure of a “crucify them” enforcement approach by a former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official and several missteps involving agency investigations into allegations of water contamination from hydraulic fracturing, Congress last Wednesday was called upon to exercise greater oversight over the agency’s regional officials and their activities.

June 11, 2012

Congress Urged to Keep Closer Tabs on EPA Regional Offices

Citing the the recent disclosure of a “crucify them” enforcement approach by a former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official and several missteps involving the regulation of hydraulic fracturing, Congress Wednesday was called upon to exercise greater oversight over the agency’s regional officials and their activities.

June 7, 2012

Industry Accuses Obama EPA of Bias Against Oil, Gas

Citing the the recent disclosure of a “crucify them” enforcement mentality of a former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official and several agency missteps involving the use of hydraulic fracturing to develop unconventional gas, Congress Wednesday was called upon to exercise greater oversight over EPA’s regional officials and their activities.

June 7, 2012

EIA Cuts Gas Price Projection, Cites Bulging Supplies

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has revised downward by 21% its projection for natural gas prices this year, citing abundant storage levels and prolific production.

April 11, 2012

Report Casts Negative Eye on Oil Shale in Colorado

Citing commercial, environmental and technological uncertainties, the environmental group Western Resource Advocates (WRA) released a report casting doubts on oil shale, and emphasizing its distinct differences with shale gas and shale oil.

March 14, 2012

API Official Urges Congress: Don’t Overregulate Fracking

Citing conflicting words and actions by President Obama on natural gas, a chief economist for a major producer group Wednesday urged Congress to put a stop to what he claims is the administration’s attempt to overregulate hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and oil and natural gas production.

February 13, 2012

FirstEnergy to Shut Six Coal-Fired Plants

Citing more stringent federal mercury and air toxic standards (MATS), Akron, OH-based FirstEnergy said Thursday it plans to retire six older coal-fired electric generation plants representing 2,689 MW by Sept. 1.

January 27, 2012

Idaho Gas Utility: Shale Driving Rate Reductions

Citing “prolific availability” of U.S. shale gas, Intermountain Gas Co. has filed with Idaho regulators for its fifth consecutive rate reduction tied to wholesale costs of gas.

January 11, 2012

Binghamton, NY, Enacts Two-Year Ban on Drilling

The City Council of Binghamton, NY, voted 6-1 Wednesday night in favor of enacting a two-year ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) within the city limits.

December 23, 2011