Language to speed up approval of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects could get left behind as lawmakers in the Senate and House conference try to rescue an energy reform bill before time runs out, a congressional staffer said Tuesday in Washington, DC.
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Dozens of environmental groups, including Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN), Clean Water Action and American Sustainable Business Council, are urging top members of both House and Senate energy committees to schedule hearings on FERC’s implementation of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and to reform the NGA.
House Republicans and Democrats on the Science, Space and Technology committee sparred Wednesday about whether they have the legal authority to require state attorneys general (AG) to give them documents related to an investigation of ExxonMobil Corp.’s climate change research.
The House Committee on Space, Science and Technology is stepping up its fight against state attorneys general (AG) who are probing ExxonMobil Corp.’s research into climate change, with a hearing planned in mid-September to review the wide-reaching investigation.
With time running out before the summer recess, the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday afternoon to conference with the House to reconcile differences between two versions of an omnibus energy bill.
As Pennsylvania’s House and Senate leaders continued to negotiate over ways to fund a $31.5 billion state budget on Tuesday, the severance tax on natural gas production proposed earlier this year by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf was not among the options being discussed.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed by a voice vote late Wednesday its version of a pipeline safety bill, which includes changes to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
A bill passed unanimously by the Ohio House of Representatives early last year that would help oil and natural gas companies more easily form drilling units by allowing them to unitize state-owned land such as roads, universities and wildlife areas, remains stuck in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives, along mostly partisan lines, joined their Senate colleagues on Wednesday in passing a resolution disapproving of the Obama administration’s plan to rewrite the controversial Clean Water Rule (CWR).
The Obama administration has officially threatened to veto a bill expected to pass the House of Representatives on Friday that would lift a ban on most domestically produced crude oil exports, but such a move could be tricky if the bill wins more Democratic support.