Opposition

Range Takes Aim at Pennsylvania Lawmaker Over E-Mails

Pennsylvania state Rep. Jesse White (D-Cecil), who has frequently voiced his opposition to the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law and the potential impacts of gas drilling in the state, sent e-mails to Range Resources Inc. — the largest driller in his home county — asking for campaign contributions and a ride to the 2011 Superbowl on Range’s corporate plane.

November 19, 2012

Range Takes Aim at Pennsylvania Lawmaker Over E-Mails

Pennsylvania state Rep. Jesse White (D-Cecil), who has frequently voiced his opposition to the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law and the potential impacts of gas drilling in the state, sent e-mails to Range Resources Inc. — the largest driller in his home county — asking for campaign contributions and a ride to the 2011 Superbowl on Range’s corporate plane.

November 15, 2012

Poll Shows Record High Support for Fracking in New York

A record percentage of New Yorkers now support hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and opposition to the practice fell to a low point in October, according to figures from a Siena College Research Institute poll released Friday.

October 30, 2012

BLM Nixes Requirement on Advance Reporting of Fracking Fluids

As producers turned up the volume on their opposition to the federal government’s regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public lands, they caught a break in the long-awaited proposed rule that Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued Friday.

May 7, 2012

New BLM Rule Would Allow Frack Fluid Reporting After Fracking

As producers turned up the volume on their opposition to the federal government’s regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public lands, they caught a break in the long-awaited proposed rule that Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued Friday.

May 7, 2012

BLM to Allow Frack Fluid Reports Post-Drilling

As producers turned up the volume on their opposition to the federal government’s regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public lands, they caught a break in the long-awaited proposed rule that the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued Friday.

May 7, 2012

LNG Exports Opposed on Fracking Fears

The Sierra Club mounted another protest of exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), this time against a facility proposed for Freeport, TX. The opposition is not against exports themselves but against the expectation that they will cause drillers to expand the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) well stimulation.

April 17, 2012

Industry Brief

The Town Council of Chapel Hill, NC, has approved a resolution voicing its opposition “absent guaranteed public health and environmental protections” to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) because of potential threats to local water supplies. Creedmoor, NC, and the Town of Cary, NC, have also taken steps to regulate fracking locally (see Shale Daily, Jan. 9). In separate statements, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue and the state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources have said they believe fracking can be done safely if it is properly regulated (see Shale Daily, March 26; March 19). The North Carolina Geological Survey believes that technically recoverable gas exists in the state’s Sanford sub-basin (including Lee, Chatham and Moore counties in central North Carolina) and possibly the Dan River sub-basin (including Stokes and Rockingham counties in northern North Carolina).

March 28, 2012

Ohio Governor Said Considering Severance Tax Hike, Impact Fee

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is reportedly considering raising severance taxes on oil and natural gas, new taxes for the extraction of natural gas liquids (NGL) and a new impact fee on oil and gas operations.

February 3, 2012

New Brunswick Opposition Calls For Frack Panel, Public Hearings

The leader of the political party that currently represents the opposition in New Brunswick is calling on the government to form a bipartisan committee on shale gas development and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the emerging Frederick Brook Shale.

November 29, 2011