Congressional

Colorado Counties Line Up Against Hydrofracing Legislation

Nine counties in Colorado have lined up against Democratic legislation — co-sponsored by a member of the state’s congressional delegation — that would put regulation of a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracing) in the hands of the federal government.

November 16, 2009

Colorado Counties Line Up Against House Hydrofracing Bill

Nine counties in Colorado have lined up against Democratic legislation — co-sponsored by a member of the state’s congressional delegation — that would put regulation of a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracing) in the hands of the federal government.

November 12, 2009

New House Caucus to Focus Spotlight on Natural Gas

Reps. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Dan Boren (D-OK) are laying the groundwork for a bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus to focus greater attention on natural gas on Capitol Hill.

October 5, 2009

New House Caucus to Focus on Natural Gas

Reps. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Dan Boren (D-OK) are laying the groundwork for a bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, adding to recent activity aimed at making sure natural gas does not lose out in climate change legislation.

October 5, 2009

Palin: Cap-and-Trade Plan a ‘Dead End’

The cap-and-trade system for controlling greenhouse gas emissions that is being promoted by the Obama administration and congressional Democrats is a “dead end” and “an enormous threat to our economy,” according to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

July 15, 2009

Colorado Governor Pleases Critics in Call to Retain IDC Credit

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter last week urged Congressional leaders to retain the Intangible Drilling Costs (IDC) tax deduction, which he said is critical to support the state’s now-struggling natural gas producers.

May 18, 2009

Colorado Governor Wants IDC Tax Deduction Retained

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter on Wednesday urged Congressional leaders to retain the Intangible Drilling Costs (IDC) tax deduction, which he said is critical to support the state’s now-struggling natural gas producers.

May 15, 2009

House Dems Propose Lifting Drilling Ban 100 Miles Out

In a significant shift in policy, the House Democratic leadership last Wednesday unveiled an energy package that would lift the 26-year-old congressional moratorium on oil and natural gas drilling 100 miles out from shore and would allow individual coastal states to “opt in” to leasing between 50 and 100 miles from their shorelines.

September 15, 2008

House Dems Propose Lifting Drilling Ban 100 Miles Out

In a significant shift in policy, the House Democratic leadership Wednesday unveiled an energy package that would lift the 27-year-old congressional moratorium on oil and natural gas drilling 100 miles out from shore and would allow individual coastal states to “opt in” to leasing between 50 and 100 miles from their shorelines.

September 12, 2008

Bill Barring Leasing in Wyoming Range Gets CBO Nod

A recent report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) concluded that the Wyoming Range Legacy Act — a Senate bill that would place more than 1.2 million acres of the Wyoming Range out of bounds to future oil and natural gas leasing — “would have no significant effect on the federal budget” and would not open currently protected lands to energy development.

July 21, 2008