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.
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Commissioner Scott O’Malia of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a frequent critic of the agency’s Dodd-Frank actions, says many of the rules approved by the agency so far are “unnecessarily complicated, confusing and, in some cases, redundant.”
Commissioner Scott O’Malia of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a frequent critic of the agency’s Dodd-Frank actions, last week said many of the rules approved by the agency so far are “unnecessarily complicated, confusing and, in some cases, redundant.”
A dairy company with an oil and gas lease has filed a lawsuit against the Town of Middlefield, NY, accusing the municipality of overstepping its authority by enacting a ban on oil and gas operations.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said it would comply with an executive order from President Obama, directing it and other independent agencies to gain public input for assessing and streamlining federal regulations. The executive order requires the agencies to develop a plan for periodically reviewing existing regulations and to make those plans public within 120 days. It follows a similar order from Jan. 18 directed at executive agencies.
Louisiana’s Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle Tuesday announced that he has switched his party affiliation to Republican from Democrat — a decision that was largely motivated by what he sees as the Democrats’ dislike of the oil and natural gas industry in general, and the imposition of the blanket moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico specifically.
Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), a critical swing vote, Monday said he will support the conference report on the overhaul of the financial regulatory system when it comes up on the Senate floor.
The fate of cap-and-trade legislation became even more precarious with the upset in Massachusetts last Tuesday as Republican Scott Brown captured the seat of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.
The fate of cap-and-trade legislation this year became even more precarious Tuesday as Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown captured the seat of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.