Tag Archive: energy

  • Oil and Gas Industry Now in EPA’s Crosshairs

    | August 21, 2015 | Add a comment

    EPA’s Regulatory Train Wreck continues. Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule seeking to slash methane emissions from new sources in the oil and natural gas industry by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025. The proposal – a part of President … »

  • Clean Power Plan Released

    | August 3, 2015 | Add a comment

    John At a press conference earlier today, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released the agency’s final Clean Power Plan, unquestionably the most consequential and far reaching environmental regulation of this administration. We’ve written extensively in this space about the many concerns with the proposed version … »

  • Reports: EPA to release Clean Power Plan next week

    | July 29, 2015 | Add a comment

    According to reports published in both the New York Times and the Washington Post last night, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release its final rule targeting greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants sometime next weeks, perhaps even as early as Monday. The two newspapers … »

  • States Submit Comments on Proposed Ozone NAAQS Revision

    | May 27, 2015 | Add a comment

    The above map compiles and categorizes the comments that state officials submitted to EPA regarding the agency’s proposed revision of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground level ozone. EPA’s proposal calls for the current standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb) to be lowered to a level somewhere … »

  • ALEC Members Tour Port of Savannah

    Late this past week, ALEC members converged on the historic southern town of Savannah, Georgia to attend the 2015 Spring Task Force Summit. Before participating in task force meetings on Friday, 32 ALEC members, spouses and staffers spent Thursday afternoon touring the Port of Savannah. Operated by the Georgia Ports … »

  • Texas Legislature Preempts Denton Fracking Ban

    | May 20, 2015 | Add a comment

    Last November, citizens of Denton, TX voted via referendum to ban the oil and gas well stimulation technique commonly known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” The outcome was significant since the city sits on top of the Barnett shale play, the third largest onshore natural gas producing field in the … »

  • EPA Encourages the Public to Specifically Submit Positive Comments

    | May 19, 2015 | Add a comment

    The New York Times has an article worth reading discussing EPA’s efforts to influence comments submitted to them by the public regarding the agency’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to redefine “Waters of the United States (WOTUS).” Notably, Gina McCarthy, administrator of EPA, went before a Senate committee earlier … »

  • New Website Examines Impacts of Rising Energy Costs on Low Income Families

    | April 30, 2015 | Add a comment

    The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) recently launched a webpage – “State Energy Costs for Families” –that highlights some of the challenges that millions of economically vulnerable Americans face as a result of rising energy costs. The project compiles data for 31 states from the Energy Information Administration … »

  • Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators Working to Repeal Section 526

    and | April 28, 2015 | Add a comment

    Last week a bipartisan group of senators – Sens. John Barasso (R-Wyo.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (D.-N.D.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) – introduced S. 1026, seeking to strike Section 526 from the EISA. In 2009, ALEC adopted a resolution calling for a repeal of this section. … »

  • If You Watch Baseball, You Support Oil and Natural Gas

    | April 24, 2015 | Add a comment

    As baseball season gets into full swing, our friends at the American Energy Alliance developed a neat graphic showing just how important petroleum-based products are when it comes to how we enjoy our nation’s pastime.