Implementation

GAO: Coal Retirements Leave Opening for Natural Gas

The implementation of four recently proposed or finalized U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations affecting coal-fueled electricity generating units could prompt the retirement of as much as 12% of coal-fired capacity, with natural gas expected to replace much of that, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

August 27, 2012

GAO: Coal Retirements May Leave Gap for Natural Gas

The implementation of four recently proposed or finalized U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations affecting coal-fueled electricity generating units could prompt the retirement of as much as 12% of coal-fired capacity, with natural gas expected to replace much of that, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

August 20, 2012

Interior Creates Transparency Committee for Extractive Industries

The Interior Department has established a national committee to guide and oversee U.S. implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a voluntary global initiative aimed at increasing accountability and transparency in the oil, natural gas and mining industries.

July 31, 2012

Investors Coalition Supports Best Practices for Shale Fracking

Fifty-five investment organizations and institutional investors with nearly $1 trillion in assets under management are pushing for implementation of “best practices” for hydraulic fracturing (fracking), according to a trio of shareholder groups — Boston Common Asset Management, the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN) and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) — which are spearheading the effort.

May 21, 2012

CFTC Rejects Delay of Position Limits Rule

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) last week narrowly rejected by a vote of 3-2 a request by two trade groups to delay implementation of the rule imposing position limits to curb speculation in the $300 trillion derivatives market.

January 9, 2012

CFTC Rejects Request to Stay Implementation of Position Limits

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has narrowly rejected a request by two trade groups to delay implementation of the rule imposing position limits to curb speculation in the $300 trillion derivatives market.

January 5, 2012

County Association Wants Pennsylvania to Levy Impact Fee

A nonprofit, nonpartisan group that represents all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties says it supports a local impact fee on natural gas development in the state but has “strong reservations” about counties being ultimately responsible for its levying and administration.

October 17, 2011

Pennsylvania Governor Unveils Well Impact Fee

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is heeding the advice of his Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission (MSAC) by proposing an impact fee, enhanced safety provisions and incentives to increase natural gas consumption.

October 4, 2011

PG&E Flies High for Pipeline Upgrade Plan

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) plans before the end of this month to file a proposed natural gas pipeline implementation plan with state regulators as part of its Pipeline 2020 program that was unveiled in the wake of last year’s San Bruno pipeline rupture and explosion.

August 22, 2011

ICE Conforms to Regulated Clearing Ahead of Dodd-Frank Deadline

Coming in under the implementation deadline of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act rules, IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), announced Friday that ICE Trust U.S., ICE’s North American credit default swap (CDS) clearing house, will complete its transition to a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)-regulated Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO) and Securities and Exchange (SEC)-regulated Securities Clearing Agency (SCA) by Saturday, July 16.

July 18, 2011
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