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Hydraulic Fracturing Has Bolstered U.S. Energy Security, DOE Nominee Granholm Says

Hydraulic Fracturing Has Bolstered U.S. Energy Security, DOE Nominee Granholm Says

The Senate and Natural Resources Committee voted this week to advance the nomination of former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to the full Senate, where she’s expected to be confirmed as the Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE).  Granholm signaled in written responses to the committee ahead of her confirmation hearing last week that she…

February 4, 2021
DOE Secretary Designate Granholm Signals Support for U.S. LNG Exports

DOE Secretary Designate Granholm Signals Support for U.S. LNG Exports

The Senate and Natural Resources Committee voted Wednesday to advance the nomination of former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to the full Senate, where she’s expected to be confirmed as the Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE).  Granholm signaled in written responses to the committee ahead of her confirmation hearing last week that she wouldn’t…

February 3, 2021

Senate Confirms Bernard McNamee Nomination to FERC on Party Line Vote

Bernard McNamee, a Republican who is currently executive director of DOE’s Office of Policy, was confirmed Thursday by the Senate as a FERC Commissioner on a straight party-line vote of 50-49.

December 6, 2018

FERC Nominees Stalled by Inhofe, but PHMSA Chief Confirmed

The U.S. Senate confirmed Howard “Skip” Elliott to serve as administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Thursday, but a motion to confirm Kevin McIntyre and Richard Glick to FERC was set aside after one senator objected.

October 9, 2017

Senate Poised to Vote Friday on Pruitt Nod to Lead EPA

The Senate voted Thursday to move forward with a vote to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but one Republican senator said she will oppose his confirmation.

February 16, 2017

Binz Seen as ‘Logical Successor’ to Wellinghoff at FERC

Not all of the lobbying groups in Washington, DC, believe that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is destined to become more proactive on energy if former Colorado regulator Ron Binz is confirmed as chairman.

August 23, 2013

Moniz Hedges on DOE Gas Exports Decision

At his confirmation hearing last week, Department of Energy (DOE) secretary-designate Ernest J. Moniz committed to review the department’s data and studies on natural gas exports, which relied on what some have said is outdated information that failed to examine the regional impacts of exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG).

April 15, 2013

No Frack Attack During EPA Nominee Hearing

President Obama’s nominee for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sailed through her confirmation hearing last Thursday, fielding softball questions from Democrats. The issues raised by Republicans were more pointed, but not by much. Gina McCarthy was not pressed on one of the most important issues to oil and gas — regulations pertaining to hydraulic fracturing (fracturing).

April 15, 2013

Confirmation Hearing of EPA Nominee Short on Expected Fireworks

President Obama’s nominee for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sailed through her confirmation hearing Thursday, fielding softball questions from Democrats. The issues raised by Republicans were more pointed, but not by much.

April 12, 2013

No Frack Attack During EPA Nominee Hearing

President Obama’s nominee for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) easily sailed through her confirmation hearing Thursday, fielding softball questions from Democrats. The issues raised by Republicans were more pointed, but not by much. Gina McCarthy was not pressed on hydraulic fracturing (fracturing).

April 12, 2013
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