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Trump to Nominate Oklahoma AG Pruitt, EPA Critic, to Lead Agency

Oklahoma Attorney General (AG) Scott Pruitt, considered an ally to the fossil fuel industry — and a longtime critic of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its alleged regulatory overreach — has been selected by President-elect Trump to lead the agency.

December 7, 2016

PHMSA Mulls Expansion of IMP Requirements for Gas Pipelines

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published a notice on whether to expand integrity management program (IMP) requirements for natural gas pipelines beyond high-consequence (HCA) or high-population areas.

October 1, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor Taps Interims to Lead DEP, DCNR

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has asked lawmakers to drop the word “acting” from the job titles of two state employees: the acting secretaries of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

September 24, 2013

Intense Interest Seen in U.S. LNG Exports

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz may be new at his job, but he successfully dodged a barrage of questions from the audience and reporters as to when his department would approve more licenses for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports at the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Energy Conference last Monday.

June 24, 2013

EIA Conference Spotlights Intense Interest in U.S. LNG Exports

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz may be new at his job, but he successfully dodged a barrage of questions from the audience and reporters as to when his department would approve more licenses for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports at the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Energy Conference Monday.

June 18, 2013

DOE to Rule ‘Expeditiously’ On Pending LNG Permits

After dancing around the issue for a few minutes last Thursday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said federal officials plan to “move expeditiously” on applications to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries without free trade agreements (FTA) with the United States.

June 17, 2013

DOE Will Rule ‘Expeditiously’ On Pending LNG Export Permits

After dancing around the issue for a few minutes, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Thursday said the department plans to “move expeditiously” on applications to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries with which the United States does not have free trade agreements (FTA).

June 14, 2013

Interior Extends Comment Deadline for Draft Fracking Rule

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told a Senate panel Thursday that the public comment period on the proposed hydraulic fracturing (fracking) rule would be extended by 60 days, giving producers, state regulators and environmentalists a total of 90 days to pore over the 171-page document.

June 10, 2013

Senate Confirms Moniz as DOE Chief

The Senate unanimously confirmed Ernest J. Moniz as the next secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) last Thursday, succeeding Steven Chu, who oversaw the department during President Obama’s first term.

May 20, 2013

Senate Confirms Moniz as DOE Chief

The Senate Thursday unanimously confirmed Ernest J. Moniz as the next secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE), succeeding Steven Chu, who oversaw the department during President Obama’s first term.

May 17, 2013