Daily Archives: April 26, 2012

MSC Releases First Recommended Practice for Responsible Natural Gas Development

April 26, 2012 Newsroom, Press Releases
MSC Releases First Recommended Practice for Responsible Natural Gas Development

First guidance document outlines recommendations for site planning, development and restoration

Canonsburg, PA – Since its founding in 2008, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) has worked collaboratively with key […]

GOP lawmaker says EPA comments ‘enviro-fascism at its worst’

Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) said Thursday afternoon that an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official’s comparison to the work of the EPA to crucifixion in Roman times shows that the agency is practicing “enviro-fascism.”

“This is enviro-fascism at its worst, and if someone needs to be made an example of, it’s this EPA official who disregarded science […]

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Utility president warns of natural-gas price volatility

American Electric Power President Nick Akins warned Thursday against over-reliance on natural gas and blasted pending Environmental Protection Agency regulations, arguing they “make absolutely no sense.”

“If directional drilling and ‘fracking’ are the game-changers that everyone predicts, our nation may be flush with plentiful and inexpensive domestic natural gas,” he said.

“If that long-term price holds, it […]

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Koch-backed group takes aim at Obama green-energy policies with $6.1M ad buy

The new ad from Americans for Prosperity knocking Obama’s green-energy spending will run in eight battleground states.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a conservative group funded partially by the billionaire Koch brothers, unveiled a $6.1 million advertising campaign Thursday that knocks President Obama over green-energy spending.

The minute-long television advertisement, which will run in eight battleground states, alleges […]

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GOP pounces on EPA official’s remarks about crucifying lawbreakers

Republicans pounced Thursday on 2010 comments in which an Obama administration official compared enforcement of environmental laws to crucifixion.

The comments by Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz gained traction this week after Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), a vocal critic of the administration, highlighted them in a floor speech.

Armendariz apologized Thursday, calling the comments […]

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: GOP smells blood in the water over EPA official’s comments

State of Play: Republicans jumped all over 2010 comments by an EPA official who compared enforcement of environmental laws to crucifixion.

The GOP used the comments to feed claims that the Obama administration is creating burdens for the oil-and-gas industry and other “job-creators.”

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EPA chief to meet with university students

Speaking of EPA, […]

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Group plans lawsuit to force SEC oil disclosure rules

Oxfam America is threatening a lawsuit to force the Securities and Exchange Commission to complete delayed rules that require oil and mining companies to disclose their payments to foreign governments.

Attorneys with EarthRights International, representing Oxfam, sent the SEC an April 16 letter warning that they will file suit if the commission does not finalize the […]

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EPA official apologizes after comparing his work to crucifixion

An Obama administration official apologized this week after a Senate Republican released a video in which the official compared enforcement of environmental laws to crucifixion.

“I apologize to those I have offended and regret my poor choice of words. It was an offensive and inaccurate way to portray our efforts to address potential violations of our […]

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GOP boosts pipeline pressure on Senate

Republican lawmakers are planning a mix of public pressure and
member-to-member schmoozing to build traction for including the Keystone
XL oil pipeline in a final transportation programs bill.

The House-approved transportation programs bill authorizes construction of the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline. The Senate’s plan omits the measure, but GOP senators want it included in a compromise package and […]

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News bites: White House to promote ‘bioeconomy’

The New York Times reports that the White House will roll out plans Thursday to spur development of the nation’s “bioeconomy.”

“The National Bioeconomy Blueprint, as the plan is called, discusses a variety of measures and strategies to spur research and development of medical treatments, crops, biofuels and biological manufacturing processes that would replace harsher industrial […]

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