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New York state moves to ban hydraulic fracturing

High-volume hydraulic fracturing will be banned in the state of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced Dec. 17, citing health risks and concerns about possible contamination of air and water. The state has had a temporary moratorium on fracturing in the Marcellus shale for years.

BPC report examines 40 possible options to reform RFS

The Bipartisan Policy Center issued a report outlining 40 possible options for reforming the federal Renewable Fuels Standard in an effort to move discussion of the controversial program beyond simply preserving or scrapping it.

Senate passes Defense bill with BLM drilling permit program provision

The US Senate approved a Department of Defense appropriations bill on Dec. 13 containing a provision extending and making permanent a drilling permit processing pilot program the 2005 Energy Policy Act established in several Rocky Mountain US Bureau of Land Management field offices. The measure now heads to the White House, where it is expected to be signed.

Study: To cool climate, eat less less meat, milk

Meeting stated goals for Earth's climate requires not only using pricey energy but also spurning animal protein.

API: Producers reducing methane emissions already

US oil and gas producers are reducing wellhead methane emissions already and don't need ill-conceived, overly prescriptive federal regulations, American Petroleum Institute officials said.

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EPA approves Magellan’s Corpus Christi splitter project

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration construction permit to Magellan Processing LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Midstream Partners LP, for a $400 million condensate splitter project to be located at the company’s existing bulk petroleum storage terminal in Corpus Christi, Tex.

US needs more data before ending crude export ban, House panel told

Much more environmental impact information is needed before the US can reasonably remove crude oil export limits, a witness told a House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee during a Dec. 11 hearing examining energy policies enacted nearly 40 years ago.

BOEM raises offshore oil spill liability limit to $134 million

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management increased the liability limit for oil-spill related damages from offshore operations to $134 million from $75 million. The change will go into effect in January 2015.

Small subset of wells accounts for most methane emissions, researchers say

A small subset of natural gas wells are responsible for most methane emissions from US natural gas production, said a study from the University of Texas at Austin. Researchers cited the two major sources of methane emissions from wells as liquid unloadings and pneumatic controller equipment.

Methane controls just part of complete climate strategy, speakers say

Reducing oil and gas operations’ methane emissions is an essential, but far from the only, part of a comprehensive climate strategy, speakers at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event agreed. Efforts should be combined with an aggressive program to curb excessive carbon dioxide releases, they said.

Cost-benefit believability

In anticipation of what might become the costliest federal regulation in US history, Congress should join the Supreme Court in reviewing the Environmental Protection Agency's skewed approach to the economic consequences of its actions.

EPA air proposals should recognize progress, API official says

The US Environmental Protection Agency should recognize progress that is continuing before it considers imposing costly new air quality requirements, an American Petroleum Institute official suggested.

EPA poses tighter ground-level ozone pollution controls

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed reducing ground-level emissions limits to 65-70 ppb from its current level of 75 ppb. It also will take comments on possibly cutting limits to 60 ppb.

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