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EPA Asks Appeals Court to Recall Mandate in Methane Emission Rules Case

Days after a federal appeals court removed a stay over parts of proposed rules governing new sources of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) took the unusual step of asking the court to recall its mandate, thereby giving the agency more time to weigh its options.

July 11, 2017

Carrizo Resumes Operations at Pennsylvania Well That Malfunctioned

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has given Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. permission to resume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at a natural gas well in Wyoming County that malfunctioned last month.

April 9, 2013

Biogas Pipe Integration Under Review in California

Responding to a legislative mandate, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Wednesday launched a rulemaking to examine how to integrate biomethane into the state’s extensive natural gas pipeline grid.

February 15, 2013

New York’s IOGA Rebukes State’s ‘Excessive’ Fracking Proposals

The Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York (IOGA) has submitted 119 pages of comments to the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), just before the deadline to comment on the proposed rules governing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF).

January 28, 2013

Uncertainty Over Songs Plant Clouds California Energy Outlook

California has a mandate to have one-third of its electricity from renewable energy resources by 2020, but energy planners and providers are hoping milder weather prevails this summer in the face of prospects of a permanent shutdown of one of the state’s two major nuclear generating plants.

July 16, 2012

Growing Uncertainty Clouds California Nuclear Plant

While the state has a mandate to have one-third of its electricity come from renewable energy resources by 2020, energy planners and providers alike are hoping milder weather prevails this summer in the face of prospects for perhaps a permanent shut down of one of the state’s two major nuclear generating plants.

July 10, 2012

Backers Try to Whip Up Support for California Fracking Bill

As the California legislature returned from its month-long recess Monday, the backers of a bill (AB 591) to mandate chemical disclosures on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluid held a press conference at the state Capitol in Sacramento, releasing the signatures of “roughly 50,000” voters supporting the measure.

August 17, 2011

Subcommittee Tasked with Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Following up on President Obama’s mandate earlier this spring, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced a group of environmental, industry and state regulatory experts that will make recommendations to improve the safety and environmental performance of natural gas hydraulic fracturing in shale formations.

May 9, 2011

Subcommittee Gets to Work on Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Following up on President Obama’s mandate earlier this spring, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced a group of environmental, industry and state regulatory experts that will make recommendations to improve the safety and environmental performance of natural gas hydraulic fracturing in shale formations.

May 9, 2011

Subcommittee Gets to Work on Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Following up on President Obama’s mandate earlier this spring, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced a group of environmental, industry and state regulatory experts that will make recommendations to improve the safety and environmental performance of natural gas hydraulic fracturing in shale formations.

May 9, 2011
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