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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Trump Makes Cabinet Picks, Energy Looks Promising

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen his nominees for the departments of energy, state and head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but they must first be approved by the senate. Trump nominated former Texas Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, and Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott […]

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Trump Outlines Plans for Energy Industry at 2016 Shale Conference

From September 21-22, 2016, SHALE INSIGHT 2016 provided participants a front-row seat for the most important discussions on shale development, featuring some of the most prominent industry and government leaders. Attendees networked with the most influential industry executives and innovative thought leaders through two days of technical and public affairs insight sessions, major keynote addresses, […]

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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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Rich Fitzgerald on Fracking

As the upcoming election approaches, an important topic, especially for Western Pennsylvania, has been fracking. On September 22, SHALE INSIGHT 2016 was held in Pittsburgh, and provided participants a front-row seat for the most important discussions on shale development, featuring some of the most prominent industry and government leaders. Attendees networked with the most influential […]

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Natural Gas is Killing Coal

Natural gas is anticipated to exceed coal as America’s power source in 2016, according to Energy Information System. For years, coal has been the primary source of energy in the United States. It’s powered light bulbs, hospitals, and computers. But coal’s grip on the industry is weakening. 2016 is predicted to be the first year […]

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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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Philadelphia Group Attempts to Make City a “Energy Hub”

The Philadelphia Energy Action Team announced plans on Wednesday to double the volume of natural gas being used by Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware, and Southern New Jersey. The group is seeking to rejuvenate the area’s economy by tapping into methane, butane, and other gases found in the Marcellus Shale. In a statement, the group acknowledges […]

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