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Poll Finds Pennsylvanians Split on Fracking

Pennsylvanians are narrowly split on whether the benefits of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) are worth the potential risks, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics (MCAP) at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA.

October 13, 2011

House Bill Would Force Quick Action on EPA Exploratory Permits

The House last Wednesday by a wide margin passed legislation that would force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to act on exploratory air permits within a six-month time frame and would limit the ability of opponents to use the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to invalidate the permits for offshore exploration, both in offshore Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico.

June 27, 2011

House Bill Would Force Quick Action on EPA Exploratory Permits

The House Wednesday by a wide margin passed legislation that would force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to act on exploratory air permits within a six-month time frame and would limit the ability of opponents to use the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to invalidate the permits for offshore exploration, both in offshore Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico.

June 24, 2011

Researcher: Fayetteville Quaking Less Since Injections Halted

Since the cessation of injections at two natural gas saltwater disposal wells in the Fayetteville Shale nearly two weeks ago, a swarm of earthquakes there that began last summer seems to have died down, a researcher said. However, it will be at least a few more weeks before any link between the wells and quakes might be seen, and with how much certainty remains unclear.

March 17, 2011

Sustained Gas Liquids Drilling in 2011, Says Analyst

Drilling in natural gas liquids-weighted plays and oil shales are expected to be the focus of domestic exploration and production (E&P) companies in 2011, energy analysts with FBR Capital Markets said Monday.

December 22, 2010

California Voters Strongly Oppose Offshore Drilling, Poll Shows

By nearly a two-to-one margin California voters are opposed to more offshore oil/natural gas drilling in state lands along the 1,000-mile coast, a Field Poll showed last Friday. The results represent a big increase in the negative sentiment compared to two years ago.

July 27, 2010

Senate Agriculture Chair Defends Provision Spinning Off Swap Desks

The Senate Wednesday passed by a wide margin a Democratic-Republican amendment that resolves a number of key financial reform issues, including the unwinding of systemically significant financial companies that are on the verge of collapse, but it did not address derivatives trading.

May 6, 2010

Bans on Offshore and Oil Shale Drilling Set to Expire

The House last week passed by a wide margin a continuing resolution that allows the 27-year-old congressional moratorium on offshore oil and natural gas drilling, as well as a ban on oil shale exploration in the Intermountain West, to expire Tuesday. House Democrats, who waged a lengthy battle against offshore drilling, conceded that the odds of renewing the ban over the opposition of the White House were slim this year. The Senate was expected to follow suit and pass the CR over the weekend.

September 29, 2008

Senate Votes to Let Offshore Drilling Ban Expire

The House Wednesday passed by a wide margin a continuing resolution that allows the 27-year-old congressional moratorium on offshore oil and natural gas drilling to expire in less than a week. House Democrats, whose mostly formed a united front against offshore drilling, fractured in recent weeks, conceded that the odds of renewing the ban over the opposition of the White House were slim this year.

September 25, 2008

After its July Defeat, Anti-Speculation Bill Clears House

Against a backdrop of falling crude oil and natural gas prices, the House last Thursday passed by an overwhelming margin legislation that seeks to curb “excessive” speculation in the energy markets.

September 22, 2008