A group of environmental organizations has written to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 6 administrator alleging that politics and not science caused the agency to drop a water contamination case against Range Resources Corp. and calling for a resumption of legal action.
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While TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline has become controversial in general interest news media and politics, Enbridge Inc.’s. under-the-radar oil pipeline cutting through the nation’s midsection from Illinois to Houston-Port Arthur, TX, has the opposite image. The contrast drew general news media interest over the weekend.
In a campaign speech in Cincinnati, OH, President Obama expressed full support for the development of natural gas and acknowledged that “a lot of folks” in the industry are engaging in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in a safe manner. He dismissed claims that his administration — namely the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency — is blocking oil and natural gas development.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a proposed rulemaking that would impose additional regulations on natural gas drillers using high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state, and has scheduled a series of hearings on the proposed rulemaking.
Proving the common saying that region trumps party in Pennsylvania politics, a pair of Republican state representatives are proposing a severance tax on natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale.
With a sea change about to take place in Washington politics, the oil and natural gas industry and public utilities — hoping for the best but bracing for the worst — last week pledged to work with the new administration and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill.
With a sea change about to take place in Washington politics, the oil and natural gas industry and public utilities — hoping for the best but bracing for the worst — have pledged to work with the new administration and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill.
Critics of Canada’s energy industry and economic nationalists have been sent the message that markets, rather than politics, are still the drivers of energy policy north of the border through a National Energy Board (NEB) decision overruling objections and approving an export pipeline for oilsands production.
Canada’s Minster of Finance Brian Flaherty put politics aside on Tuesday, holding firm to a plan to begin taxing the distributable cash of income trusts in four years. The minister, who at times sparred with members of Parliament during hour-long testimony, also soundly rejected calls to exclude oil and natural gas income trusts from the proposal.