Controversial

Marcellus Property Rights Case Before Pennsylvania Supreme Court

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week heard oral arguments in a controversial mineral rights case that could have enormous implications over ownership rights in the Marcellus Shale.

October 22, 2012

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Hears Marcellus Property Rights Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments this week in a controversial mineral rights case that could have enormous implications over ownership rights in the Marcellus Shale.

October 18, 2012

Court Tosses Out CFTC Position Limit Rule

In a major victory for market speculators, a federal court in Washington, DC, late Friday tossed out the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s controversial final rule aimed at limiting speculative trading in the swaps market.

October 1, 2012

Court Tosses Out CFTC Position Limit Rule

In a major victory for market speculators, a federal court in Washington, DC, Friday tossed out the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s controversial final rule aimed at limiting speculative trading in the swaps market.

October 1, 2012
Enbridge: The Stealth Canadian Oil Pipeline to Gulf

Enbridge: The Stealth Canadian Oil Pipeline to Gulf

While TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline has become controversial in general interest news media and politics, Enbridge Inc.’s. under-the-radar oil pipeline cutting through the nation’s midsection from Illinois to Houston-Port Arthur, TX, has the opposite image. The contrast drew general news media interest over the weekend.

August 21, 2012

Industry Smells Armendariz in EPA Barnett Rule

Controversial former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz left his job at the end of April, but his fingerprints are on an agency rule calling for stricter ozone standards that would affect Barnett Shale natural gas interests in Wise County, TX, energy companies and industry groups said.

July 30, 2012

Industry Smells Armendariz in EPA’s Barnett Ozone Rule

Controversial former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz left his job at the end of April, but his fingerprints are on an agency rule calling for stricter ozone standards that would affect Barnett Shale natural gas interests in Wise County, TX, energy companies and industry groups said.

July 27, 2012

IPAA-Backed Study Says EPA Finding in Pavillion, WY, ‘Unsupported’

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) data and analysis did not support the conclusion linking water contamination in Pavillion, WY, to chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, according to a new analysis released Wednesday.

May 18, 2012

EPA Wyoming Test Well Report Draws Congressional Reviews

A Congressional subcommittee on Wednesday will question a representative from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others regarding a controversial draft EPA report which concluded that groundwater in Pavillion, WY, contains chemicals that are normally used in natural gas production practices, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

January 31, 2012

House Ag Panel Bills Adjust Dodd-Frank

The House Agriculture Committee last Wednesday approved by voice vote six bills that would slightly alter and clarify some controversial points in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

January 30, 2012