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Senate Unanimously Confirms Charlotte Mayor as DOT Secretary

The Senate Thursday unanimously confirmed Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, NC, to succeed Ray LaHood as secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT), which oversees the safety of the nation’s natural gas and hazardous pipeline infrastructure, as well as roads, airports and railways.

June 28, 2013

Rochester, NY, Extends Mostly Symbolic Drilling Moratorium

In what is considered a symbolic gesture, Rochester, NY’s city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend by one year a moratorium on natural gas exploration and extraction activities, and in particular, hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

June 20, 2013

Boulder, CO, Enacts Permit Drilling Moratorium, Water Ban

The Boulder City Council in Colorado on Tuesday night unanimously agreed to impose a one-year moratorium on issuing new drilling permits, and it adopted on first reading a ban to use or sell water for oil and gas extraction.

June 7, 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

Drilling Supporters to Appeal New York Ruling

In a stunning setback for shale development in New York state, an appellate court ruled unanimously last week to uphold two local bans on oil and gas activities. Attorneys representing landowners and energy companies told NGI that they have already started the process to appeal to the top court in the state, the Court of Appeals.

May 6, 2013

NY Appellate Court Upholds Local Frack Bans; Shale Backers Plan Appeal

In a stunning setback for shale development in New York state, an appellate court ruled unanimously to uphold two local bans on oil and gas activities.

May 6, 2013

Pennsylvania High Court Reaffirms Marcellus Property Rights

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reaffirmed the state’s 131-year history of mineral rights law, unanimously ruling in favor of a Susquehanna County couple that had filed a lawsuit over the rights to the natural gas under property in the Marcellus Shale.

April 29, 2013

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reaffirms Property Rights

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reaffirmed the state’s 131-year history of mineral rights law on Wednesday, unanimously ruling in favor of a Susquehanna County couple that had filed suit over the rights to the Marcellus Shale gas under their property.

April 26, 2013

Los Angeles Council Endorses End to Coal Generation

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the city utility’s long-range plans to eliminate coal-fired generation from the power mix in favor of more natural gas and renewables.

April 25, 2013
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