The US Department of Transportation is acting to improve rail safety requirements for crude oil transportation, Government Accountability Office investigators found. But additional actions are needed to improve pipeline safety, especially for unregulated gathering lines . . .
It may not have had the snap and sizzle of a study the National Academy of Sciences released the same day. But a report DOE unveiled on Sept. 15 also put to rest concerns . . .
Sept. 19 marked 6 years of the Obama administration’s deliberations on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit application. . . .
A federal government agency’s scientists usually don’t feel compelled to more fully explain the basis for their decisions. The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s chief environmental officer did. . . .
Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality is moving ahead with development of new hydraulic fracturing rules. They would cover water withdrawals, baseline water quality sampling, monitoring and reporting, and chemical additive disclosure. . . .
The risk is obvious when a Washington forum notice says it will try to get “beyond rhetoric”. So much of what passes for discussion here depends on supporting a position with tried-and-true slogans . . .
Louisiana’s parish and local governments want a bigger share of revenue from development of federally managed oil and gas resources there. Utah officials simply would like more energy developed in their state . . .
It was easy to remember the Bad Old Days when the US had New Oil, Old Oil, and the Small Refiner Bias amid the kerfuffle after the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security ruled in late June . . .
There had been numerous earlier agreements reached to build an Alaska natural gas pipeline. The formal commercial agreement the state and the Alaska LNG Project's sponsors signed July 2 was different . . .
The Bureau of Land Management announced on May 5 that it was reviewing how it develops its resource management plans. But the idea that the process needed to be revised . . .