26 Apr 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...
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26 Apr 2012

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...
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26 Apr 2012

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...
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26 Apr 2012

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...
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26 Apr 2012

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...
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26 Apr 2012

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...
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26 Apr 2012

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...
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26 Apr 2012

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...
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26 Apr 2012

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...
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26 Apr 2012

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...
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