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Stringent Illinois E&P Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

A bill that would increase regulations on natural gas and oil drillers in Illinois is awaiting Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature after state lawmakers passed the bipartisan legislation.

June 10, 2013

Industry Briefs

Legislation to extend tax credits that support the conversion of conventional vehicles to run on cleaner fuels, such as natural gas, is awaiting the signature of Oklahoma’s governor after passage by the state House. The incentive, which covers about half the cost of converting a typical vehicle and three-quarters of the cost of establishing an alternative fueling station, will be extended until 2020. The incentives are expected to cost the state — a major natural gas producer — $1.5-2 million per year.

May 8, 2013

Pennsylvania Impact Fee Bill Sent to Governor

After more than three years, Pennsylvania lawmakers have passed an impact fee on gas drilling. The bill awaits Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature.

February 9, 2012

Pennsylvania Impact Fee Bill Sent to Governor

After more than three years, Pennsylvania lawmakers have passed an impact fee on gas drilling. The bill awaits Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature.

February 9, 2012

North Carolina Lawmakers Pass Energy Bills

Lawmakers in the North Carolina General Assembly ratified two bills calling for a comprehensive study of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking). Both bills now await the signature of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue.

June 22, 2011

Texas Lawmakers Approve Frack Fluid Disclosure

Texas legislation to require public disclosure of the contents of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) fluid was awaiting the governor’s signature last Friday. Regulators in a handful of other states — Arkansas, Colorado, Wyoming and Michigan — require some form of disclosure, but Texas would be the first state to mandate public disclosure through legislation.

June 6, 2011

West Virginia Lawmakers Shelve Marcellus Bill

A bill that would have changed West Virginia’s regulation of Marcellus Shale drilling was not brought up for a final vote by the House of Delegates during the final day of its 2011 regular session Friday and so will not become law this year.

March 15, 2011

New York Assembly Approves Temporary Fracking Ban

A signature from outgoing New York Gov. David Paterson is all that is required for a temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to become effective in the Empire State following the New York State Assembly’s approval of the measure on Monday.

December 1, 2010

Pittsburgh Passes Prohibition on Gas Drilling

The Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance prohibiting natural gas drilling in the city, despite questions about the ordinance’s legality.

November 17, 2010

Lands Bill Clears House on Second Try; Next Stop White House

The House last Wednesday approved by a two-to-one majority the $10-11 billion lands bill on its second try, sending the measure to the White House for President Obama’s signature following a contentious, protracted debate in Congress.

March 30, 2009
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