Regulating

Pennsylvania Township Enacts Ordinance to Regulate Pipelines

In an unusual reach by local government, the Forward Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to enact an ordinance regulating natural gas transmission and gathering pipelines built in the municipality, located in Allegheny County, PA.

March 18, 2013

Pennsylvania Township Enacts Pipeline Ordinance

In an unusual reach by local government, the Forward Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to enact an ordinance regulating natural gas transmission and gathering pipelines built in the municipality, located in Allegheny County, PA.

March 18, 2013

CFTC Sequestration May Stall Dodd-Frank Reforms

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a small agency with the herculean task of regulating the derivatives and futures markets, could face severe budget cuts that would prevent it from implementing many of the reforms proposed under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, said Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) last Wednesday.

March 4, 2013

CFTC Sequestration May Stall Dodd-Frank Reforms

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a small agency with the herculean task of regulating the derivatives and futures markets, could face severe budget cuts that would prevent it from implementing many of the reforms proposed under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, said Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Wednesday.

March 1, 2013

PHMSA Eyes Marcellus Gathering Line Regulation

The federal government is eyeing the possibility of regulating the safety of gathering lines that serve the Marcellus Shale play in Pennsylvania, the head of the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administrator (PHMSA) told a Senate panel last Monday.

February 4, 2013

Safety of Marcellus Shale Gathering Lines to Be Federally Regulated?

The federal government is considering the possibility of regulating the safety of gathering lines that serve the Marcellus Shale play in Pennsylvania, the head of the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) told a Senate panel Monday.

January 30, 2013

PHMSA Eyes Safety Regulation of Shale Gathering Lines

The federal government is eyeing the possibility of regulating the safety of gathering lines that serve the Marcellus Shale play in Pennsylvania, the head of the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administrator (PHMSA) told a Senate panel Monday.

January 29, 2013

Romney Energy Plan Good for States, Wyoming Gov. Says

Already planted firmly on the side of states’ rights advocates in the debate about regulating hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday he thinks the Republican Party platform and presidential candidate Mitt Romney recognize that the states must play a key role in the nation’s energy policy.

September 10, 2012

North Carolina Frack Bill Passes, Bound for Governor

A bill to legalize and begin regulating hydraulic fracturing (fracking) passed the North Carolina House of Representatives on Thursday. It will return briefly to the state Senate before being sent to Gov. Bev Perdue for her signature.

June 18, 2012

Colorado Lawmakers Reject Ban on Local Gas Rules

As predicted, the Colorado Senate Local Government Committee Thursday voted 4-1 to reject a proposal to prevent local governments from regulating oil/gas drilling activity in their jurisdictions.

February 22, 2012
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