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Cuomo Criticizes Industry, Doubts Frack Moratorium to Pass

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized groups that support high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in the Empire State for focusing on “hallway chatter” and said he doesn’t think two bills calling for a two-year moratorium on the practice will pass the legislature.

March 18, 2013
Cuomo Tweaks Industry Over ‘Hallway Chatter’ Focus, Doubts Moratorium Will Pass

Cuomo Tweaks Industry Over ‘Hallway Chatter’ Focus, Doubts Moratorium Will Pass

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized groups that support high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in the Empire State for focusing on “hallway chatter” and said he doesn’t think two bills calling for a two-year moratorium on the practice will pass the legislature.

March 13, 2013

CFTC Strikes Contentious Swap Dealer Rule from Agenda

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has struck from its meeting agenda Thursday a much-anticipated and widely criticized final rule to define “swap dealers” and “major swap participants.” The rule is one of the most contentious before the Commission and would lay the groundwork for the agency to proceed with other regulatory reforms under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.

February 22, 2012

Cornell Researchers Maintain Shale Gas Unsuitable as Bridge Fuel

In a paper released Thursday, researchers from Cornell University firmly stood by an earlier claim that shale gas has a larger greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint than conventional gas and oil or coal, and thus would be an unsuitable bridge fuel.

January 20, 2012

Energy Secretary Lauds ‘Practical’ Fracking Report

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu described an initial report on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as “practical, thoughtful and insightful,” and said he would work with other officials in the Obama administration to set a course for future shale gas development.

August 22, 2011

Internal Review Critical of Times’ Shale Reporting Tactics

A New York Times article last month, which slammed the shale gas industry using unnamed industry and government sources, was sharply criticized earlier this month by the newspaper’s public editor.

July 25, 2011

NYT Editor Criticizes Shale Gas Story

A New York Times article last month, which slammed the shale gas industry using unnamed industry and government sources, was sharply criticized over the weekend by the newspaper’s public editor.

July 19, 2011

Power/Gas Ties, Pipeline Woes Aired in Senate Hearing

While New Mexico Gas Co. was strongly criticized for its alleged lack of preparedness, the interdependence of natural gas and electricity infrastructure drew much attention during a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee informational hearing held last Monday in Albuquerque, NM.

February 28, 2011

Energy Interdependence Examined in Senate Hearing on Shutoffs

While New Mexico Gas Co. was strongly criticized for its alleged lack of preparedness, the interdependence of natural gas and electricity infrastructure drew much attention during a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee informational hearing Monday in Albuquerque, NM. The hearing was called in the wake of widespread natural gas service shutoffs early in February during a severe winter freeze that gripped the Southwest.

February 23, 2011

California’s Chief Regulator Blasts Consumer Group

The president of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Thursday criticized the state’s oldest consumer utility group for its accusations regarding how Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has spent hundreds of millions of dollars designated for past pipeline maintenance work.

September 24, 2010
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