PG&E Defends Wildfire Preparedness in California Review

PG&E Defends Wildfire Preparedness in California Review

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) officials on Monday defended their enhanced preparedness for lowering the risks of wildfires this year after being criticized at a hearing of the California Senate’s Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee.

June 10, 2020
New York Power Demand Plummets Amid Coronavirus Shutdown

New York Power Demand Plummets Amid Coronavirus Shutdown

Efforts to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 caused daily weekday electricity demand in New York state to fall by 11-14% in March and April compared to expected demand, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Wednesday.

May 6, 2020

Murkowski Urges BLM to Rescind NPR-A Mitigation Plans

As the Obama administration heads into its final days, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is urging the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to rescind proposed mitigation requirements covering the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A).

January 4, 2017

SRBC Announces Proposed Rulemaking, Schedules Public Hearings

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) has unveiled a proposed rulemaking to amend its current regulations, including its consumptive water use mitigation policy, and scheduled four public hearings to discuss the changes.

October 4, 2016

California to Tighten NatGas Leak Detection, Repair Practices

As a requirement of a state law enacted two years ago (AB 1371), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) staff has published a set of best practices (BP) for natural gas utilities for finding and fixing leaks.

April 5, 2016
UN Panel: Tougher Mitigation Efforts Needed to Curb Global Warming

UN Panel: Tougher Mitigation Efforts Needed to Curb Global Warming

Despite an increasing number of policies worldwide designed to reduce the effects of climate change, global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) have risen to unprecedented levels and grew faster between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades, according to members of a science panel that works under the United Nations (UN).

April 15, 2014

Interior Unveils Plan to Improve Mitigation Practices

The Department of Interior (DOI) unveiled a strategy for improving mitigation policies and practices on Thursday as it seeks to simultaneously encourage infrastructure development and protect natural and cultural resources.

April 10, 2014

Oversight of Colorado Spill Mitigation Changes

Colorado state authorities agreed over the weekend that going forward the mitigation of a natural gas liquids (NGL) spill near Parachute Creek will be led by the state Department of Public Health and Environment (DPHE). The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) will no longer be the lead agency.

April 30, 2013

Multi-Well Pads to Drive a Summer Surge in Bakken Production

While both oil and gas production rates in the Bakken Shale set records in February, there’s much more to come. With a large increase in multi-well pad operations, North Dakota’s chief oil and natural gas regulator expects to see “a big surge in production” in the Bakken Shale starting in June.

April 18, 2013

Colorado’s New Distant Drilling Setbacks Could Have Economic Impact

Over some industry opposition, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Monday approved final setback requirements for oil and natural gas wells. Industry representatives criticized the action as “going too far,” and potentially hurting the state’s economy.

February 12, 2013
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