Trump’s ‘America First Energy Plan’

President Donald Trump issued his 7-paragraph ‘America First Energy Plan’ shortly after taking office with the goal of lowering the cost of energy and getting rid of regulations. According to the plan, it says disposing of environmental regulations like Obama’s Climate Action Plan would boost wages “by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years.” The […]

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DEP to Reveal New Permit Requirements

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) plans to reveal new general permit requirements for Marcellus Shale well pads at a meeting of its Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee on December 8th in order to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, despite expectations President-Elect Donald Trump may seek to roll back new […]

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Donald Trump’s Plans for Fracking Industry

Now that Americans have elected Donald Trump into office, we can expect American oil and gas production to surge. Going by his campaign promises, Americans will see more fracking, more pipelines, and no carbon tax. Trump has promised to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would curtail carbon dioxide emissions from power plants — […]

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EPA Issues New Ozone Guidelines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new guidelines, known as Control Technique Guidelines, to reduce smog-forming emissions for oil and gas drilling sites. While this may seem like a small step, the Guidelines will bring urgently needed health protections to citizens living adjacent to or downwind of oil and gas operations, especially since in […]

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TransCanada Pipeline Resumes Production After Leak

A TransCanada Corp. pipeline resumed operations after a week long shutdown, according to the company. The pipeline was temporarily closed when a leak was discovered in South Dakota. The leak is said to have spilled nearly 400 barrels of oil. The company plans to use aerial patrols and visual inspections to check the pipeline’s progress. […]

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Local Shale Driller Fined Nearly $400,000

Rice Energy Inc. is set to pay $393,000 in fines for negligence, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Pipelines built by the company in Washington and Greene counties spilled nearly a 100 barrels of fracking wastewater, and caused a landslide. The construction also crossed over 20 streams without appropriate permits, in fact many of […]

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LNG Looks To Have A Bright Future As A Domestic Marine Fuel

The historic conundrum of developing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel has a chicken versus egg element to it. Vessel operators interested in LNG are hesitant to make the commitment to build and/or convert ships to LNG without a guaranteed fuel supply. There is plenty of capital willing to build LNG liquefaction facilities, […]

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Interior’s new fracking rules get swift GOP backlash

Politico By Elana Schor The Obama administration unveiled the first major national safety restrictions for fracking on Friday, touching off a swift backlash from the president’s critics in Congress and the energy industry. Two oil industry groups immediately sued to challenge the rules, calling them “a reaction to unsubstantiated concerns,” while 27 Senate Republicans introduced […]

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Gas drillers may pay to help revive solar industry

The Stanley News and Press By John Finnerty HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to tax gas drillers will pump millions of dollars into schools, but it could also help subsidize alternative energy sources like wind and solar. Wolf proposes borrowing $675 million for economic development projects, which will be paid down by $55 million from […]

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