Leaders

House Republicans Nix Proposal to Merge Energy Panels

House Republican leaders have decided against combining the energy jurisdictions of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee into one committee — the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

December 14, 2010

Marcellus Shale Development to Impact Pennsylvania Forests, Says Study

Natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale over the next two decades could impact the state’s forests and alter several thousand acres of habitat, The Nature Conservancy said Monday in a study.

November 16, 2010

Pennsylvania Governor Bars Drilling on State Forest Land

In a move that could be seen as retribution for state Senate Republicans’ negotiating tactics and opposition to a proposed natural gas severance tax, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell Tuesday signed an executive order placing an immediate ban on leases for oil and gas development on any land owned and managed by the state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

October 27, 2010

Obama Signs Wall Street Reform Bill into Law

Flanked by Senate and House leaders and key administration officials, President Obama last Wednesday signed into law landmark legislation that lays the groundwork for the biggest overhaul of the financial regulatory system since the 1930s.

July 26, 2010

Obama Signs Wall Street Reform Bill into Law

Flanked by Senate and House leaders and key administration officials, President Obama Wednesday signed into law landmark legislation that lays the groundwork for the biggest overhaul of the financial regulatory system since the 1930s.

July 22, 2010

GOM Industry Rallies to End Gulf Moratorium

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and other state officials were joining local business leaders Wednesday in a rally in Lafayette’s Cajundome to protest the federal moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, which they claim is just adding to the economic train wreck caused by the massive oil spill in the Gulf.

July 22, 2010

Weather Delivers ‘Gift of Time’ to Gulf Spill Responders

Thousands of responders working to minimize the impact of a growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) have received what one of their leaders called “a gift of time.”

May 5, 2010

Congress Urged Not to Overlook Clean Energy Potential of Gas

The leaders of the four major natural gas associations Friday called on Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, to include natural gas in any clean energy standard (CES) proposed by Congress.

March 15, 2010

Congress Urged Not to Overlook Clean Energy Potential of Gas

The leaders of the four major natural gas associations Friday called on Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, to include natural gas in any clean energy standard (CES) proposed by Congress.

March 15, 2010

Opposition to EPA Regulation of GHG Emissions Spreads Beyond Beltway

Twenty governors and nearly 100 trade organizations, including several energy groups, have written letters to Senate and House leaders expressing their concerns about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt to use its Clean Air Act (CAA) authority to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are contributing to global warming.

March 12, 2010