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Air Quality Poised to Become Marcellus Issue in 2012

The impact of Marcellus Shale drilling on air quality is shaping up to be a major issue this year.

January 9, 2012

Pennsylvania Democrat Proposes New Marcellus Tax

Proposals to tax production of the Marcellus Shale continue to pile up in Pennsylvania.

May 11, 2011

Pennsylvania DEP Handling All Marcellus Actions at the Top

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is requiring its inspectors to get all actions related to Marcellus Shale activities pre-approved by DEP Secretary Mike Krancer.

April 1, 2011

Louisiana Lt. Governor Switches to Republican Party over Moratorium

Louisiana’s Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle Tuesday announced that he has switched his party affiliation to Republican from Democrat — a decision that was largely motivated by what he sees as the Democrats’ dislike of the oil and natural gas industry in general, and the imposition of the blanket moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico specifically.

October 28, 2010

Marcellus Coalition Regrets Pennsylvania Inaction on Gas Tax

With a proposed natural gas severance tax for Marcellus Shale production apparently not forthcoming from the Pennsylvania General Assembly before the Nov. 2 election, one group representing the industry said it is “regretful that…common sense legislative initiatives” have not been adopted by the state.

October 26, 2010

API: Decision to Delay Senate Spill Bill a ‘Good One’

The Senate Democrat leadership’s decision Tuesday to postpone action on the oil spill bill until after the August recess was a “good one,” said the head of the American Petroleum Institute (API).

August 5, 2010

Obama to Sign Financial Reform Package into Law This Week

After winning a critical procedural vote last Thursday, the Democrat-crafted legislation overhauling the financial regulatory system cruised to an easy victory in the Senate. President Obama said he planned to sign the bill into law this week.

July 19, 2010

Senate Adopts Sweeping Financial Reform Package

After winning a critical procedural vote Thursday, the Democrat-crafted legislation overhauling the financial regulatory system cruised to an easy victory in the Senate. President Obama said he planned to sign the bill into law next week.

July 16, 2010

Oklahoma Democrat Blasts Salazar Comments, Interior Proposals

Oklahoma Democrat Rep. Dan Boren is blasting Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s plans to overhaul the onshore leasing operations at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which he called “job killing,” and said he was offended by Salazar’s “kings of the world” rhetoric that was used to describe natural gas and oil producers.

January 11, 2010

Cap-and-Trade Bill Clears First Hurdle in the House

The House Energy and Commerce Committee last Thursday passed major Democrat-sponsored climate change legislation that seeks to significantly reduce carbon emissions over the next few decades, as well as bolster the authority of federal regulators in carbon and energy markets.

June 8, 2009