Commissioners

SRBC Releases Baseline Water Quality Conditions Report

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) on Thursday released a report detailing existing or baseline water quality conditions in most of its small watersheds within the basin, which overlies the Marcellus Shale.

April 16, 2012

SRBC Public Hearing Proceeds Without a Hitch

Civility reigned as the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) held a public hearing in Harrisburg, PA, on Thursday to accept comments on 26 pending water withdrawal permits, most of which were submitted by operators in the Marcellus Shale.

February 22, 2012

Wyoming Sets New Gas Flaring Policy

Wyoming officials who make up the state’s Board of Land Commissioners on Thursday unanimously (4-0) issued new rules on natural gas flaring that include the option of charging operators royalties on flared gas. This reverses the past practice of allowing flaring without royalties.

February 6, 2012

County Association Backs Pennsylvania Impact Fee

After expressing initial reservations, a group representing county governments in Pennsylvania is now supporting a county-level impact fee proposed by Gov. Tom Corbett.

October 24, 2011

CFTC’s Chilton: Dodd-Frank to Mean ‘Diddly’ if Budget Cut

As the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) met last Thursday to consider proposals to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, commissioners expressed alarm that the deep budget cuts passed by the House for fiscal year 2011 will not only threaten the agency’s ability to meet its new mandate under Dodd-Frank to regulate the derivatives market but also its traditional duties — overseeing the futures market.

February 28, 2011

Dodd-Frank Rules Will Mean ‘Diddly’ if CFTC Budget Cut

As the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) met Thursday to consider proposals to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, commissioners expressed fear that the deep budget cuts proposed by the House for fiscal year 2011 will not only threaten the agency’s ability to meet Dodd-Frank’s mandate to regulate the derivatives market but also its oversight of the futures market.

February 25, 2011

CFTC Commissioners Beef About Demanding Dodd-Frank Deadlines

With commissioners feeling the pressure of the deadlines imposed in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Friday voted out proposals seeking to protect collateral of customers in cleared and uncleared swaps, provide real-time reporting for swaps and to report swap transactions to swap data repositories (SDR).

November 22, 2010

CFTC Commissioners Beef About Demanding Dodd-Frank Deadlines

With commissioners feeling the pressure of the deadlines imposed in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Friday voted out proposals seeking to protect collateral of customers in cleared and uncleared swaps, provide real-time reporting for swaps and to report swap transactions to swap data repositories (SDR).

November 22, 2010

NARUC Supports Clearing Exemption, Exclusive FERC Jurisdiction

The board of directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) voted out resolutions last Wednesday supporting financial reform legislation that carves out an exemption from mandatory clearing requirements for legitimate hedging activities in natural gas and electricity markets, and clearly spells out the exclusive jurisdiction of FERC in regional electricity markets.

February 22, 2010

NARUC Supports Clearing Exemption, Exclusive FERC Jurisdiction

The board of directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) voted out resolutions Wednesday supporting financial reform legislation that would carve out an exemption from mandatory clearing requirements for legitimate hedging activities in natural gas and electricity markets, and would clearly spell out the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in regional electricity markets.

February 18, 2010