Environmentalists

Enviros Want West Virginia’s MVP Water Certification Scrapped

Enviros Want West Virginia’s MVP Water Certification Scrapped

Five environmental groups have filed a petition for review in federal court asking that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) water quality certification (WQC) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) be vacated because they claim the agency ignored the project’s threats to the state’s environment.

August 17, 2017

Oil, NatGas Supports California Cap-Trade Extension; Enviros Balk

While political leaders are hailing it as a bipartisan accomplishment, environmental groups are critical of California’s recent extension to 2030 of the state’s precedent-setting cap-and-trade program, which the oil/natural gas industry has supported.

August 17, 2017

Enviros File Documents Showing Dozens of ME2 Construction Spills

Three environmental organizations this week released documents provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) detailing more than 61 spills reported by Sunoco Pipeline LP during horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operations for its Mariner East (ME) 2 pipeline project.

July 20, 2017

Court Turns Down Challenge to Dominion Cove Point LNG

Environmentalists opposed to the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) were turned down again in a federal appeals court on Friday when arguments against the ongoing liquefaction and export project at the existing Dominion Cove Point LNG terminal were rejected.

July 15, 2016

Older Pipelines, Distribution Lines Addressing Safety and Methane Leaks With Upgrades

While much of the focus of the booming natural gas market is drilling, production and new pipelines, in the background is a drive to speed up repair and replacement of older lines that are straining under new, heavier loads.

December 16, 2013

Ohio State Researchers Want Their Own Shale Well

Researchers at Ohio State University (OSU) want to set up a functioning oil and gas well at the school’s Eastern Agricultural Station in Noble County, OH, to study the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

July 25, 2013

Power Generator Feeling Mexico NatGas Exports

Large natural gas end-users, consumer advocates and environmentalists have raised a cry about exporting U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Asian and European markets, but one power generator executive wonders why no one is questioning increasing pipeline exports of gas to Mexico.

July 22, 2013

Interior Chief Doesn’t See ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Fracking Rule

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who is in her second week on the job, signaled Monday that new rules governing federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) are imminent.

April 24, 2013

Environmentalists Seek to Halt Interior OCS Leasing Plan

Environmentalists have filed a lawsuit in Washington, DC, challenging the Interior Department’s final 2012-2017 plan for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and natural gas leasing, which focuses primarily on the the Gulf of Mexico and potentially offshore areas in Alaska.

December 18, 2012

Message to BLM: Dump Fracking Rule and Start All Over

Producers, oil service companies, Native Americans and even some environmentalists agree on one point: that the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) should scrap its proposed rule overseeing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations on public and Indian lands and start all over again. But their reasons for requesting the do-over are entirely different.

September 17, 2012
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