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Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 23, 2016)

Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Investigating the Culture of Corruption at the Department of the Interior.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. May 24, 2016. 2:00 PM EST. “Impact of EPA’s Clean Power Plan on States.” Committee on Science, Space, and … Continue Reading

Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 9, 2016)

Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Department of Energy Oversight: Office of Fossil Energy.” Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. May 11, 2016. 10:00 AM EST. “Local and State Perspectives on BLM’s Draft Planning 2.0 Rule.” Committee on Natural Resources. May 12, 2016. 2:00 PM … Continue Reading

Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 44

Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 44 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, Louisiana, and Maryland. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on state regulatory activity. If you have any questions on any of these summaries, please do not hesitate … Continue Reading

Fracking Insider Contributors Published in Unconventional Oil & Gas Report

Fracking Insider authors Wayne D’Angelo and Andrew McNamee have published a piece in the Unconventional Oil & Gas Report, a product of the Oil & Gas Journal. Their piece, “Fracing faces legal and regulatory challenges in 2014,” was published on February 2nd, and provides an analysis of regulatory issues likely to be faced by the … Continue Reading

Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 29

Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 29 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on state regulatory activity. If you have any questions on any of these summaries, please do not hesitate … Continue Reading

Hydraulic Fracturing: Federal Legislative Roundup

Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you the first volume of our Federal Legislative Roundup, including updates on three pieces of legislation currently under consideration in the House: “The Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act,” “The Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act,” and “The North American Energy Infrastructure Act.” We designed the … Continue Reading

House Republicans Considering Hydraulic Fracturing Legislation

A spokeswoman for the House Natural Resources Committee indicated in a statement that the committee may consider a hydraulic fracturing bill as part of a broad legislative push to promote domestic energy development. “The committee intends to advance multiple bills to reduce red-tape and harness our nation’s offshore and onshore energy resources. This may include … Continue Reading

Hydraulic Fracturing Benefits Touted and Regulations Discussed at House Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on BLM Budget

The House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies held a hearing on Tuesday to discuss the FY2014 budget for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  BLM manages over 700 million acres of federal lands and  is promulgating regulations for hydraulic fracturing on such lands. Neil Kornze, the Principal Deputy Director of the … Continue Reading

BREATHE, FRESHER Acts Cloud Future of Hydraulic Fracturing

Two companion pieces of legislation recently introduced in the House of Representatives target hydraulic fracturing for more stringent federal regulation. H.R. 1154, the Bringing Reductions to Energy’s Airborne Toxic Health Effects Act, or BREATHE Act, was introduced by Rep. Polis (D-CO) on March 14th. The bill would require the aggregation of emissions from disparate oil … Continue Reading
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