The second version of the U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOE) proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public lands isn’t as bad as the first, but with a projected cost per well of $96,913, it still leaves much to be desired, industry groups said.
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President Obama has signed an executive order to strengthen the cybersecurity of critical U.S. infrastructure by increasing information sharing and by jointly developing and implementing with industry partners a framework of cybersecurity practices. “Proactive and coordinated efforts are necessary for us to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning and resilient critical infrastructure — including the assets, networks and systems that are vital to public confidence and the nation’s safety, prosperity and well-being,” according to a White House statement. “This endeavor is a shared responsibility among the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial entities, and public and private owners and operators of critical infrastructure.” The executive order expands to other sectors the voluntary Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program, an information sharing program already in use by the Department of Defense, enabling near real-time sharing of cyber threat information. The order also requires federal agencies to produce and share unclassified reports of threats to U.S. companies and directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology to lead the development of a framework of cybersecurity practices to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure. It calls for a review of existing cybersecurity regulation and includes private and civil liberties protections, the White House said.
President Obama on Tuesday signed an executive order to strengthen the cybersecurity of critical U.S. infrastructure by increasing information sharing and by jointly developing and implementing with industry partners a framework of cybersecurity practices.
Offshore operators have been able to mesh with the Department of Interior’s reorganization but challenges remain in implementing new regulations, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Legislators in the Ohio House of Representatives have passed a mid-biennium budget review bill but stripped out Gov. John Kasich’s proposals to restructure taxes and regulations on the oil and natural gas industry.
After implementing capacity allocations last week in the East of Wrens, Savannah Line and Cypress Line delivery groups (see Daily GPI, Sept. 21) and then canceling them Friday, Southern declared new allocations Monday for those groups and said because their demand continues to exceed scheduled deliveries, they will be subject to an OFO Type 3 Level 1 Wednesday until further notice.