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Wyoming Governor Urges EPA to Allow State Haze Regs

As he has done with hydraulic fracturing and other environmental regulatory issues, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead Tuesday urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to defer to his state in regulating regional haze, which ties directly to the state’s oil, natural gas and power generation industries. Mead wrote to EPA’s air quality program director to head off the mandate of a federal implementation plan (FIP).

August 9, 2012

Industrials Ask Salazar to Reconsider BLM Regulation of Fracking

A group of industrial energy consumers have urged Interior Secretary Ken Salazar not to impose “duplicative” regulations on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of oil and natural gas wells on public lands.

June 19, 2012

Senate Committee Urged to Keep Tax Breaks for IDCs

Energy industry supporters last week urged the U.S. Senate Finance Committee to keep federal tax deductions for intangible drilling costs (IDC) and consider a uniform corporate rate as it considers comprehensive tax reform.

June 18, 2012

Senate Committee Urged to Keep Tax Breaks for IDCs

Energy industry experts on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate Finance Committee to keep federal tax deductions for intangible drilling costs (IDC) and consider a uniform corporate rate as it considers comprehensive tax reform.

June 13, 2012

Romney Adviser Warns Against Cutting Oil and Gas Tax Breaks

Energy industry experts on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate Finance Committee to keep federal tax deductions for intangible drilling costs (IDC) and consider a uniform corporate rate as it considers comprehensive tax reform.

June 13, 2012

Obama Called on to Cap LNG Exports

Rep. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, the leading Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, and Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, a senior Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on Thursday urged President Obama to use his power under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 to restrict the export of natural gas, coal, petroleum products and petrochemical feedstocks. Markey earlier in the year introduced two bills to block liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.

June 4, 2012

Obama Called on to Cap LNG Exports

Rep. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, the leading Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, and Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, a senior Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on Thursday urged President Obama to use his power under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 to restrict the export of natural gas, coal, petroleum products and petrochemical feedstocks. Markey earlier in the year introduced two bills to block liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports (see Daily GPI, Feb. 15).

June 4, 2012

Another Shareholder Group Wants Chesapeake Board Overhaul

State of New York Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, who manages the New York State Common Retirement Fund, joined other large investor groups on Tuesday and urged Chesapeake Energy Corp. shareholders to not support the reelection of board members Richard Davidson and V. Burns Hargis, the only two up for reelection.

May 30, 2012

Pension Fund Wants Chesapeake Board Members Out

Chesapeake Energy Corp. shareholders are being urged by the manager of a group of New York City pension funds to vote against the only two board members up for reelection this year for failing to monitor financial activities of CEO Aubrey McClendon.

May 21, 2012

Vote Chesapeake Board Members Out, Says NYC Comptroller

Chesapeake Energy Corp. shareholders were urged in a letter sent Thursday by the New York City comptroller to vote against the only two board members up for reelection in June. Meanwhile, the board on Friday adopted a compensation arrangement for outside directors that reduces compensation by 20% and eliminates personal travel on aircraft in which the company has a stake.

May 21, 2012