Democrats

Administration Urged to Repeal Tax Breaks in Deficit-Cutting Deal

A coalition of 20 Senate Democrats has called on Vice President Joe Biden to make sure a provision stripping major oil and natural gas producers of an estimated $21 billion in tax breaks over the next decade is included in any deficit-reduction package negotiated with Republicans.

June 2, 2011

New West Virginia Alliance Supports Oil, Gas Industry

The Independent Oil & Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGAWV) said Wednesday it has launched a new alliance, Just Beneath the Surface (JBTS), to provide the public with information and debunk myths about the industry.

May 27, 2011

Producers Urge Congress to Retain Oil, Gas Tax Breaks

Major producers Thursday defended themselves against Senate Democrats’ claims that they don’t need the billions of dollars of federal tax breaks that they currently receive (see Daily GPI, May 12; May 4).

May 13, 2011

DRBC Extends Comment Period for Marcellus Regulations

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is giving the public another month to comment on proposed regulations for natural gas development in the four-state watershed. The federal/interstate agency will now take comments through April 15.

March 4, 2011

Democrats Slam Proposed CFTC, SEC Budget Cuts

House Democrats last Tuesday slammed Republicans’ proposed budget cuts in the continuing resolution (CR) that could hamper the ability of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to regulate the $300 trillion derivative swaps market during the during the current fiscal year, which began on Oct. 1.

February 21, 2011

Democrats Blast Proposed Cuts to CFTC, SEC in Budget Resolution

House Democrats Tuesday slammed Republicans’ proposed budget cuts in the continuing resolution (CR) that could hamper the ability of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to regulate the $300 trillion derivative swaps market during the 2011 fiscal year (FY).

February 16, 2011

House Bill Would ‘Gut Portions’ of EPA’s Authority Under CAA

Democrats on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee said pending draft legislation would “gut” the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA), but EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson did not go that far.

February 14, 2011

LIHEAP on the Budget Chopping Block

New England Democrats and Republicans, along with some industry groups, have expressed their opposition to the Obama administration’s budget proposal to slash the funding for the government program that provides home heating fuel assistance to low-income consumers.

February 14, 2011

LIHEAP on the Budget Chopping Block

New England Democrats and Republicans, along with some industry groups, have expressed their opposition to the Obama administration’s budget proposal to slash the funding for the government program that provides home heating fuel assistance to low-income consumers.

February 14, 2011

House Bill Would ‘Gut Portions’ of EPA’s Authority Under CAA

Democrats on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee said pending draft legislation would “gut” the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA), but EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson did not go that far.

February 10, 2011