Congress May Wait on Energy Reform, LNG Left Out of Talks, Staffer Says

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.

December 1, 2016

Environmental Groups Want Congress to Investigate FERC ‘Bias’

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.

September 22, 2016

House Science Committee Squabbles on State AGs’ Refusal to Turn Over ExxonMobil Documents

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.

September 14, 2016

House Science Committee Bearing Down on State AG Probe of ExxonMobil

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.

August 31, 2016

Senate Agrees to Conference With House Lawmakers on Energy Bill

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.

July 12, 2016

Pennsylvania Budget Negotiations Continue Without NatGas Severance Tax Debate

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.

July 5, 2016

House Passes Amended Version of Pipeline Safety Bill

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).

June 9, 2016

Ohio Bill To Ease Oil/Gas Unitization Process Still Stuck in Committee

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.

March 22, 2016

House Joins Senate in Blocking Controversial Clean Water Rule

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).

January 13, 2016

Despite Veto Threat, Crude Oil Export Bill Expected to Pass House Friday

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.

October 8, 2015