Letting states take charge

    March 23, 2015 9:17 AM by NickS

    The US Bureau of Land Management takes an average 227 days to process an application to drill for oil and gas on onshore federal land it oversees. States take nowhere near as long when it comes to acreage they control . . .

    New York moves ahead on LNG

    March 16, 2015 9:16 AM by NickS

    New York, a state more often associated with fiercely resisting unconventional natural gas exploration and production, established a program to regulate liquefied natural gas facilities . . .

    Flaws in EPA’s ozone proposal

    March 9, 2015 8:46 AM by NickS

    Cutting the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone from 75 parts per billion to a 65-to-70 ppb range is unnecessary, premature, and badly mistaken. That was the message witnesses from the US oil and gas industry and other businesses strongly conveyed . . .

    So much for cooperation

    March 2, 2015 9:16 AM by NickS

    Congressional majority leaders and the Obama administration came into 2015 pledging to at least try to be more cooperative in running the federal government. Their New Year’s resolutions didn’t even last until Ground Hog Day . . .

    Congress reacts to methane steps

    February 19, 2015 11:33 AM by NickS

    It was only fair. The White House said a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline’s construction would get a chilly reception if it reached President Barack Obama’s desk. Congressional Republicans were equally frosty . . .

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