Tag: regulations

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Study Shows Why Trump’s Plan to Bring Back Coal Jobs Won’t Work

May 16, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

A new study confirms what nearly every energy analyst (and even coal executives) have already said: President Donald Trump’s plan to bring back mining jobs won’t work. The report, written by a team at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs Center […]

News and Policies, U.S.

US House axes regulations on oil and mining company payments, stream pollution

February 2, 2017

Via: American Energy News

The Republican-led US House of Representatives on Wednesday killed two Obama-era rules, one intended to root out corruption in the extraction sector and one aimed at reducing stream pollution. Required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, the Securities […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Nailing Down the Numbers on Impacts of Oil and Gas Subsidy Reform

August 30, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

Many U.S. taxpayers would probably be surprised to learn they subsidize oil and gas production by at least $4 billion each year. Indeed, given federal budget concerns, not to mention the urgency of climate change, President Obama tried to cut […]

News and Policies, U.S.

White House appealing US courts fracking decision as debate swirls over impact

June 29, 2016

Via: American Energy News

Environmental groups and the Obama Administration say they plan to appeal a federal judge’s decision to overturn Bureau of Land Management’s fracking rules. A ruling an attorney for these groups said the ruling will have far-reaching impacts over future regulation of […]

News and Policies, State

50 Million Reasons Why California Should Adopt Stronger Oil And Gas Rules

June 23, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

California’s oil and gas industry emitted approximately 270,000 tons of methane in 2014 – nearly three times the gas released during the Aliso Canyon storage facility disaster. This wasted methane – primarily natural gas – is worth over $50 million, […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Frackers will have fairly benign regulatory environment: Analyst

June 23, 2016


A ruling by a federal judge that blocked the Obama administration’s rules for hydraulic fracturing has set a very comfortable precedent for oil and gas companies, David Deckelbaum, analyst and director at KeyBanc Capital Markets, said Wednesday. “They are going […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Energy Department backs power line from Plains to Southeast

March 28, 2016

Via: Penn Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy said Friday it would partner with a private firm hoping to build a transmission line to carry wind power from the High Plains to the southeastern United States, angering Arkansas politicians who believe the federal […]