Democrats

Operators May Be Able to Upload Fracking Data in Days

Natural Gas producers may be able to upload their data on fluids used in the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in a day or two to www.hydraulicfracturingdisclosure.org, provided that they have created a login, said Mike Nickolaus, special projects director for the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC).

January 5, 2011

Advocacy Groups Fight Attempts to ‘Water Down’ Financial Reform Bill

Senate Democrats’ legislation overhauling the financial regulatory system is “good” as far as it goes (see Daily GPI, April 30), but it needs “stronger” language, including a provision to break up the big banks, said an official with National People’s Action (NPA).

May 3, 2010

Producers, Industrials Slam Senate Banking’s OTC Derivative Reforms

Riding high from their success with health care legislation last week, Democrats made overhaul of the financial regulatory system their next priority. The Senate Banking Committee took the first step last Monday, voting out a bill in less than a half hour to enact sweeping reforms. The measure drew fire from the energy industry for its failure to exempt end-users, who use over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives to hedge commercial risk, from the proposed central clearing and trading requirements for the nearly $500 trillion OTC derivatives market.

March 29, 2010

States Would Regain LNG Authority Under Senate Bill

Six Senate Democrats representing coastal states introduced legislation Tuesday to repeal the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), which gave FERC the authority to determine the need for and location of liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals.

March 3, 2010

States Would Regain LNG Authority Under Senate Bill

Six Senate Democrats representing coastal states introduced legislation Tuesday to repeal the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), which gave FERC the authority to determine the need for and location of liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals.

March 3, 2010

Senate Democrats Provide Copenhagen Guidance to President

Nine centrist Democrats led by Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania Thursday sent a letter to President Obama spelling out the principles that they believe should be the core of any international climate policy negotiated in Copenhagen, Denmark.

December 4, 2009

Colorado Senators Try to Recoup $17M in Royalties

Two Colorado Democrats have introduced federal legislation to fix what they say is an oversight in existing law that has deprived the state of about $17 million in royalties associated with oil and natural gas drilling on the Anvil Points Naval Oil Shale Reserve in central Colorado.

August 17, 2009

Colorado Senators Try to Recoup $17M in Royalties

Two Colorado Democrats have introduced federal legislation to fix what they say is an oversight in existing law that has deprived the state of about $17 million in royalties associated with oil and natural gas drilling on the Anvil Points Naval Oil Shale Reserve in central Colorado.

August 12, 2009

Senator Offers Republican Alternative to Cap-and-Trade System

Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, Monday outlined a Republican response to what he calls the Democrats’ “job-killing” and expensive cap-and-trade system for controlling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

July 14, 2009

Producers Claim Hydrofracing Bills Unnecessary

Senate and House Democrats introduced bills last Tuesday that would require oil and natural gas producers to disclose to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the chemicals they use in their hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracing) processes. Disclosure currently is required at the state level, but not all states enforce this, said a Capitol Hill aide.

June 15, 2009