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SRBC to Consider 35 Water Withdrawal Permits in December

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) will consider 35 applications for water withdrawals, most of them intended to support natural gas drilling, at its next meeting in mid-December.

November 28, 2012
Pennsylvania Regulator Calls Marcellus A ‘World Class Operation’

Pennsylvania Regulator Calls Marcellus A ‘World Class Operation’

He insists he’s not supposed to be a cheerleader for the oil and gas industry he regulates, but when Scott Perry, deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Office of Oil and Gas Management, talks about the opportunities the Marcellus Shale has brought to his state, it’s easy to forget that distinction.

August 29, 2012

Environmental Coalition Sues DRBC over Gas Drilling Proposal

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), which governs water quality and regulates water withdrawals over a portion of the Marcellus Shale, is being sued by a coalition of environmental groups for allowing natural gas drilling regulations to be proposed before an environmental impact study was completed.

August 8, 2011

DRBC Faces Second Lawsuit over Gas Drilling Proposal

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), which governs water quality and regulates water withdrawals over a portion of the Marcellus Shale, was sued last week by a coalition of environmental groups for allowing natural gas drilling regulations to be proposed before an environmental impact study was completed. A similar lawsuit, filed by New York officials in May, should be dismissed, federal officials contend.

August 8, 2011

Review Finds Ohio Hydrofracking Program ‘Well Managed’

A targeted review by a multi-stakeholder group on Friday said Ohio’s program that regulates hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) of wells is well managed, although some improvements could be made.

February 7, 2011

CO Senate Passes Bill Overhauling Oil, Gas Commission

The Colorado Senate last Wednesday approved legislation that calls for a greater number of nonindustry members to sit on a commission that regulates the state’s oil and natural gas operations.

April 30, 2007

CO Senate Passes Bill Overhauling Oil, Gas Commission

The Colorado Senate Wednesday approved legislation that calls for a greater number of nonindustry members to sit on a commission that regulates the state’s oil and natural gas operations.

April 26, 2007

Jeffery Sworn In as New CFTC Chariman

Reuben Jeffery III was sworn Monday as the new chairman and a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which regulates commodity futures and options on U.S. exchanges. The appointment came two days after Joseph Kelliher officially became chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the other major D.C. regulatory body charged with oversight of the energy industry (see related story).

July 12, 2005

FERC to Consider Sea Robin, OCS Regs, or Not

A decision on the remanded Sea Robin Pipeline case anddiscussion of policy changes in the way the Federal EnergyRegulatory Commission regulates offshore pipelines both are on theagenda for Wednesday’s open meeting, but no one will be surprisedif they’re a no-show once again.

June 28, 1999

FERC Considers Sea Robin, OCS Regs

A decision on the remanded Sea Robin Pipeline case anddiscussion of policy changes in the way the Federal EnergyRegulatory Commission regulates offshore pipelines both are on theagenda for Wednesday’s open meeting, but no one will be surprisedif they’re a no-show once again.

June 28, 1999