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Oil/Gas Tax Proposal Sought in California

A student-led effort in California has emerged to place a measure on next year’s statewide ballot to enact a tax on oil and natural gas extracted from the state. Backers now have about five months to collect at least 505,000 signatures to qualify for next year’s ballot.

April 29, 2013

Pennsylvania Township Enacts Ordinance to Regulate Pipelines

In an unusual reach by local government, the Forward Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to enact an ordinance regulating natural gas transmission and gathering pipelines built in the municipality, located in Allegheny County, PA.

March 18, 2013

Pennsylvania Township Enacts Pipeline Ordinance

In an unusual reach by local government, the Forward Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to enact an ordinance regulating natural gas transmission and gathering pipelines built in the municipality, located in Allegheny County, PA.

March 18, 2013

New York Assembly Passes Two-Year Moratorium on Fracking

In a stunning setback for shale development in the Empire State, the New York State Assembly voted 95-40 on Wednesday to enact a two-year moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF). The bill, A5424, now moves to the state Senate.

March 7, 2013

New York Assembly Passes Two-Year Moratorium on Fracking

In a stunning setback for shale development in the Empire State, the New York State Assembly voted 95-40 on Wednesday to enact a two-year moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF). The bill, A5424, now moves to the state Senate.

March 7, 2013

Quebec Planning Moratorium, Will Suspend Exploration Licenses

A Quebec government official said Wednesday that legislation will be introduced next week to formally enact a moratorium on shale gas development in the province, a ban that would be in effect until the results of a two-year study on potential impacts are fully vetted.

February 8, 2013

Environmental Groups Want West Virginia Moratorium on Gas Drilling

A coalition of environmental groups is calling on Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to enact a moratorium on natural gas drilling in West Virginia until the industry and regulators with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) meet several conditions.

September 17, 2012

Chenango, NY, Considering One-Year Moratorium on Oil, Gas Activities

Elected officials in the Town of Chenango, NY, voted unanimously on Wednesday to schedule a public hearing over whether to enact a one-year moratorium on oil and natural gas activities, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

August 20, 2012

Shell CEO: U.S. Energy Independence Almost Possible in 20 Years

The United States could achieve “near energy independence” within 20 years if the nation’s top leaders enact an energy policy that promotes the country’s abundant onshore and offshore natural gas and oil resources, Royal Dutch Shell plc CEO Peter Voser said last week.

July 30, 2012

Shell CEO: U.S. ‘Near Energy Independence’ Achievable in 20 Years

The United States could achieve “near energy independence” within 20 years if the nation’s top leaders enact an energy policy that promotes the country’s abundant onshore and offshore natural gas and oil resources, Royal Dutch Shell plc CEO Peter Voser said Thursday.

July 27, 2012
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