News & Updates

Public Can Weigh In On Environmental Waivers for Offshore Drilling

October 7, 2010 (US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement) The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today announced that it is initiating the public comment stage of its review of its use of categorical exclusions (CEs) for decisions regarding energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). 

Does the EPA have the tools to regulate fracking?

October 1, 2010 (FORTUNE -- This article is part of Fortune's series on fracking .)  One issue the Environmental Protection Agency has had to contend with is that it has stretched certain

PA regulator says shale gas drilling method safe

October 4, 2010 (Reuters). Pennsylvania's chief environmental regulator said on Friday he saw no evidence that the chemicals used in the shale gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing contaminates underground water supplies.

U.S. Department of the Interior Creates New Offshore Drilling Rules

October 1, 2010 (Gulf Coast Maritime) The Department of the Interior on Thursday announced new rules  affecting offshore oil and gas drilling.

Georgia Power Working to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Plant Emissions

October 3, 2010 (Times-Herald) Carbon dioxide has been captured as part of a pilot study in Georgia as part of a national level effort to remove carbon dioxide emissions.  

Safety, Criminal Liability and Social Media: BP's Dudley Talks

September 30, 2010 (Houston Chronicle - FuelFix) Incoming BP CEO Robert Dudley talks the future of the major oil company and plans for a massive reorganization of the company.  

Independent Review Completed of Pennsylvania Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations

September 23, 2010 (Forbes) A multi-stakeholder review panel concluded that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's hydraulic fracturing regulations is effective.  

Wyoming Hydraulic Fracturing Rules Take Effect with Few Problems

September 24, 2010 (Associated Press) by Mead Gruver. Energy companies are eager to comply with new state rules requiring the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.  

Pennsylvania House Committee Approves High Gas Tax

September 28, 2010 ( A top Pennsylvania House committee Monday approved a significant tax rate for natural gas extraction

New bill introduced regarding new federal regulations

September 24, 2010, (Scott Trade). Senator Chuck Grassley in Washington has joined in introducing a bill that would require Congress to give final approval to major, new federal regulations before those regulations can take effect.