Daily Archives: April 24, 2012

Marcellus Shale Coalition Adds Experienced NEPA Community Outreach Manager

April 24, 2012 Newsroom, Press Releases
Marcellus Shale Coalition Adds Experienced NEPA Community Outreach Manager

Canonsburg, PA – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is pleased to announce that John L. Augustine III has joined the organization as the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Community Outreach Manager, […]

Hoyer supports Keystone, but not ‘jammed’ down the country’s throat

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said this week that he supports the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline but that Congress shouldn’t “jam” it through the approval process prematurely.

The Maryland Democrat said the project — delayed by the Obama administration pending an impact study — “makes sense,” but shouldn’t take precedence over the environment.

“I don’t want […]

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Salazar: GOP living in energy ‘fairy tale’

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar blasted House Republicans Tuesday for pursuing “fairy tale” energy policies that he said are aimed at scoring political points going into the election.

Salazar, in one of his most fiery speeches in months, accused Republicans of creating a false divide over energy policy that doesn’t reflect public sentiment and stretches the facts […]

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Republicans set sights on NRC chief

Republicans have set their sights on Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko amid an ongoing fight over the re-nomination of a GOP member of the agency.

GOP lawmakers, in a series of statements and media interviews in recent days, have argued that Jaczko overstepped his authority on the commission and alleged that he verbally abused female […]

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Reid draws line against Keystone

Senate Democrats will hold firm and reject House Republican demands to include approval of the Keystone oil pipeline in transportation funding legislation, their leader said Tuesday.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday said he would not in any way help Republicans move Keystone approval across the finish line.

“Personally, I’m not — I’m not […]

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Interior ‘fracking’ regs still not ready for prime time

State of play: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar declined to give a specific timeline Tuesday for the release of long-awaited proposed regulations for “fracking” on public lands.

Speaking at the National Press Club Tuesday, Salazar said the regulations — which boost oversight of the natural-gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — will be issued […]

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Daily Review: Using Their Own Product

April 24, 2012 In the News, Newsroom
Daily Review: Using Their Own Product

BY JOHNNY WILLIAMS (Staff Writer)

There has been a fair amount of speculation that the use of the natural gas in the Marcellus Shale and other shale plays around the country will […]

News bites: International edition

CNN explores tensions over oil and gas resources in the South China Sea.

The Los Angeles Times looks at the collapse of a multibillion-dollar natural-gas agreement between Egypt and Israel.

The Wall Street Journal reports on possible changes in India’s energy strategy.

“India is considering establishing a strategic energy fund to finance purchases of overseas assets to help […]

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Senate names highway bill conferees, setting up showdown on Keystone

The Senate has selected lawmakers to negotiate with the House over transportation funding legislation, setting up the latest election-year battle over the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

The House version of the transportation bill approves a permit for TransCanada Corp.’s proposed pipeline to bring Canadian oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries.

But the Senate plan omits […]

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