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Lawmakers Question EPA Chief on Fracking Study

Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to explain how the agency’s forays into three controversial sites will affect its comprehensive study of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

August 1, 2013

NatGas Pipe Permitting Bill Advances to House Energy Committee

A House subcommittee last Wednesday voted out a Republican-sponsored bill that seeks to speed up the permitting of interstate natural gas pipelines by both federal and state agencies.

July 15, 2013

House OKs U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Agreement

The Republican-led House on Thursday passed legislation that would enact the terms of a U.S.-Mexico transboundary agreement governing the development of shared oil and gas resources along the two countries’ maritime boundary in the Gulf of Mexico. President Obama last week said he opposed the bill, but he stopped short of saying he would veto it.

July 1, 2013

House OKs U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Agreement

The Republican-led House Thursday passed legislation that would enact the terms of a U.S.-Mexico transboundary agreement governing the development of shared oil and gas resources along the two countries’ maritime boundary in the Gulf of Mexico. President Obama earlier this week said he opposed the bill, but he stopped short of saying he would veto it.

June 28, 2013

OCS Governors Demand More Control of Coastal Drilling

States should have the authority to decide the level of activity on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), a group of Republican governors said this week at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

May 13, 2013

Block on Moniz Nomination ‘Old-Fashioned Pork-Barrel Politics’

Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Wednesday blasted South Carolina’s two Republican senators for blocking and objecting to the Senate confirmation of Ernest J. Moniz as secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) to protect a nuclear fuel facility in their home state.

May 9, 2013

OCS Governors Demand More Control of Coastal Drilling

States should have the authority to decide the level of activity on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), a group of Republican governors said this week at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

May 9, 2013

Salazar Asked to Shed Light on Interior’s Internal Investigations Unit

A top House Republican has called on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to provide information on a two-year-old departmental internal investigations unit that was set up to look into wrongdoing by the offshore oil and gas industry and government officials who regulate their activities.

March 13, 2013

Report: Energy Boom Thanks to Shale, Not Obama

A new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Services (CRS) backs up Republican lawmakers’ claims that all of the increase in oil and natural gas production that occurred during the past five years has been on state and private — rather than federal — lands. For the most part, state and private lands are where the shale action is.

March 11, 2013
Report: Energy Boom Thanks to Shales, Not Obama

Report: Energy Boom Thanks to Shales, Not Obama

A new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Services (CRS) has backed up Republican lawmakers’ claims that all of the increase in oil and natural gas production that occurred during the past five years has been on state and private — rather than federal — lands. For the most part, state and private lands are where the shale action is.

March 7, 2013
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