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Sage Grouse Plans Dissected Along Partisan Lines in Senate Hearing

Sage Grouse Plans Dissected Along Partisan Lines in Senate Hearing

Whether the omnibus bipartisan agreement between the Obama administration and many western state governors for protecting sage grouse habitat is effective and working seems split along partisan lines, based on testimony to a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing Tuesday.

June 29, 2016

Utah Adopts Sage Grouse Conservation Plan

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday said his state has completed a conservation plan to preserve greater sage grouse in his state, protecting more than 90% of the state’s species through a combination of incentives and “reasonable” regulation.

April 26, 2013

Not Everyone is Ready to Sign Appalachian Fracking ‘Peace Treaty’

It was billed as a bilateral effort to ensure safe and environmentally responsible development of the Appalachian Basin’s shale gas resources, but not everyone on the environmental side of the aisle is ready to embrace the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD).

March 25, 2013

Revamped DEP Permitting Process Achieves ‘Stunning’ Success

Guidelines put in place last year by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to expedite the drilling permit application process have significantly reduced the agency’s backlog, DEP said Thursday.

February 19, 2013

DRBC Launches Online Surface Water Reporting

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), which governs water use for a portion of the Marcellus Shale, has launched an online reporting system for the Water Supply Charges Program (WSCP) to streamline operations. All reports beginning this year must be completed online; reporting and payment deadlines are unchanged.

January 9, 2013

Shale Lone Bright Spot in Otherwise Bleak Energy Security Analysis

America’s energy security risk is bad and getting worse under current policy and regulatory framework, according to a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.

October 25, 2012

House Republicans Raise Questions About FERC’s New Cyber Office

While noting that they share FERC’s goal of protecting the nation’s energy infrastructure from physical and cyber security threats, top Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee questioned the agency about the statutory authority that it relied upon to create the new Office of Energy Infrastructure Security (OEIS) to shield facilities from these risks.

October 15, 2012

Pittsburgh City Councilman Introduces Drilling Proposals

A member of the Pittsburgh City Council has introduced four proposed amendments to the city’s zoning code that would allow 40-acre minimum “mineral extraction districts” for Marcellus Shale drilling.

September 26, 2012

Obama Pushes Senate to Pass Cybersecurity Bill Before Recess

President Obama Friday called on the Senate to pass comprehensive legislation aimed at protecting critical national infrastructure, including energy facilities, from cyber attacks prior to leaving for its August recess.

July 23, 2012

Obama Pushes Senate to Pass Cybersecurity Bill Before Recess

President Obama Friday called on the Senate to pass comprehensive legislation aimed at protecting critical national infrastructure, including energy facilities, from cyber attacks.

July 23, 2012
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