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Industry-Backed Education Centers Open in Oklahoma, Wyoming

Two centers backed by major industry leaders opened in September in the heart of the nation’s western oil/gas production areas: a state-of-the-art center for teaching the latest advances in natural gas compression in Oklahoma, and a digital rock physics laboratory in Wyoming.

September 27, 2013

Heinz Charity Backer of Marcellus Studies Fires Environmental Director

The Heinz Endowments — a Pittsburgh-based philanthropic organization that has given millions to both supporters and opponents of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) — has caused a stir with its abrupt dismissal of its environmental program director, and indications it will be going in new directions.

August 7, 2013

Elevated Methane Emissions in Utah Fuel GHG Debate

Concerned groups like the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) are raising new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions concerns related to the North American natural gas production boom, citing a new paper on methane leakage in Utah’s Uintah Basin released Monday by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and University of Colorado.

August 6, 2013

Study Says Quakes Abroad Could Hit U.S. Injection Wells

Researchers at Columbia University said earthquakes that occur on the other side of the world could create smaller temblors near wastewater injection sites in the United States.

July 15, 2013

Study Says Earthquakes Abroad Could Affect U.S. Injection Wells

Researchers at Columbia University said earthquakes that occur on the other side of the world could create smaller temblors near wastewater injection sites in the United States.

July 15, 2013

Colorado State Launching Industry-Backed Methane Study

Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) are beginning to collect data from possible fugitive methane emissions sources in natural gas transmission systems in an effort to quantify the amount of the greenhouse gas that is escaping.

June 12, 2013

CSU Sets Up U.S. State Energy Legislation Tracker

The Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University announced that it has created a new online database of energy-related state legislation pending in all 50 states, “from solar to natural gas and everything in between.”

May 16, 2013

Colorado State University Tracking Pending Energy Bills Across the Country

The Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University has rolled out a web-based system that tracks individual state energy-related legislation.

May 16, 2013

CSU Forecasters Expect More Tropical Storm Activity This Year

Forecasters at Colorado State University (CSU) expect the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins June 1, will have more activity than the median 1981-2010 season, with an estimated 18 named storms, including nine hurricanes, four of them major (Category 3 or higher) — significantly higher numbers than CSU predicted prior to the 2012 hurricane season (see Daily GPI, April 16, 2012).

April 11, 2013

NY Poll Shows Flagging Support For Cuomo, State’s Direction

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday showed that for the first time, Republican voters in New York State have an unfavorable opinion of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who took office two years ago and who is at the forefront of the debate over hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

March 20, 2013