Posturing Continues Regarding Federal Frack Rules

Although it is not likely to subside in the months ahead, concern among state officials regarding proposed federal rules on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is creating a lot of posturing from both political and legal standpoints. North Dakota is in the middle of the messy states’ rights public debate.

December 5, 2011

Pennsylvania Marcellus Employment Doubles Since 2008

Employment in the core industries that drive Marcellus Shale development in Pennsylvania more than doubled to 20,837 people between 2008 and 2011, while employment in ancillary industries dropped by around 1% to 193,813, according the Center for Workforce Information and Analysis (CWIA) at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

October 20, 2011

Sierra Club: Pennsylvania Parks Drilling Violates Federal Law

The Sierra Club alleges in a letter to the National Park Service (NPS) that Pennsylvania is violating federal law by allowing natural gas drilling on protected state park and forest land.

July 8, 2011

Wyoming May Protect More Land for Sage Grouse

Wyoming officials on Tuesday recommended adding more state land as protected habitat for sage grouse, which the team’s chairman said was paramount to maintaining a vibrant economy for the state.

July 1, 2010

Poll Finds Majority Favors More Offshore, Onshore Drilling

Confronted with exorbitant gasoline prices, a wide spectrum of Americans are expressing support for oil and natural gas drilling in protected coastal and wilderness areas, according to a recent poll conducted by ABC News, Planet Green and Stanford University.

August 12, 2008

Senate Bill Seeks to Spur More Coastal Gas Production

Two senators introduced legislation Wednesday that would give coastal states the flexibility to opt out of a moratorium on energy exploration and production in protected federal offshore areas.

February 16, 2006