A new coalition formed by landowners in Pennsylvania wants to strengthen private property rights and lobby lawmakers to limit the use of eminent domain by natural gas pipeline companies working across the state.
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Former Vice President Al Gore and New York Attorney General (AG) Eric Schneiderman are leading a coalition of states, cities and counties that will push for lower emissions by the oil and natural gas industry, in part to defend President Obama’s top initiative to combat climate change.
State legislative committees in Oregon planned to discuss on Thursday putting into law a landmark agreement to phase out coal-fired generation between 2030 and 2035.
Three coalitions of municipal officials have petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider the plethora of proposed projects to carry natural gas into New England, urging FERC to consolidate the review process for five projects to determine whether all are needed.
Another pro-energy coalition has formed in the Appalachian Basin, this time bringing together chambers of commerce in eastern and western Pennsylvania, along with local labor unions, to promote and support the “timely approval for critical energy infrastructure.”
Three of Pennsylvania’s leading oil and gas industry trade groups have joined a coalition launched in February dedicated to the expansion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets overseas.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has asked lawmakers to drop the word “acting” from the job titles of two state employees: the acting secretaries of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
For the second time in six months, voters in the City of Youngstown, OH, will be asked to pass an amendment to the city’s charter that would ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and several other activities that support shale development.
As further indication that the anti-hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fever is spreading in Colorado, a coalition of more than 40 organizations has called for Gov. John Hickenlooper to ask for a top state energy official’s resignation, and a U.S. congressman from the state has picked up the opposition fervor from his constituents and environmental groups.