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Sierra Pacific Balks at Sen. Reid’s Opposition to Coal

Sierra Pacific Resources executives are resisting U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) call for a national moratorium on construction of traditional coal-fired power plants, such as the Nevada utility holding company’s proposed Ely Energy Center in eastern Nevada.

August 6, 2007

Sierra Pacific Balks at Sen. Reid’s Opposition to Coal

Sierra Pacific Resources executives are resisting U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) call for a national moratorium on construction of traditional coal-fired power plants, such as the Nevada utility holding company’s proposed Ely Energy Center in eastern Nevada.

August 2, 2007

Senate Panel OKs Funds for Eastern Gulf Resource Inventory

The Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday approved a Republican amendment that authorizes up to $10 million for the Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service to conduct a seismic inventory of oil and natural gas resources in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Florida senators have vowed to do everything in their power to block the proposal on the Senate floor.

June 29, 2007

Natural Gas-Only Drilling Measure Fails in House

The House late Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a Republican amendment that would have lifted the congressional moratorium on natural gas-only drilling off the East and West Coasts.

June 28, 2007

BLM Puts Indefinite Hold on Rocky Mountain Front Drilling Project

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has imposed an “indefinite” moratorium on an environmental review of a potential natural gas drilling site on the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana in response to stiff local opposition. It plans to re-direct federal funds that were allotted for review of that project to another drilling prospect outside of the Front area where there is “more drilling [activity] and less controversy,” said a spokesman for BLM’s Montana State Office.

October 11, 2004

BLM Puts Indefinite Hold on Rocky Mountain Front Drilling Project

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over the weekend imposed an “indefinite” moratorium on an environmental review of a potential natural gas drilling site on the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana in response to stiff local opposition, and it plans to re-direct federal funds that were allotted for review of that project to another drilling prospect outside of the Front area where there is “more drilling [activity] and less controversy,” said a spokesman for BLM’s Montana State Office.

October 5, 2004

FERC Warned Against Underestimating Pipe Monopolies

A regulatory expert last week called on FERC to impose amoratorium on awarding market-based rates for primarytransportation capacity due to the expected continued “monopoly”nature of major interstate pipelines.

October 12, 1998
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