Post Tagged with: "EPA"

Energy Producers – Don’t Ever Underestimate the Environmental Activists

Energy Producers – Don’t Ever Underestimate the Environmental Activists

The warning for energy producers in Colorado came from Christopher Guith, senior vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.

Guith’s warning was delivered during a panel discussion with a group of …

Hatch, Barrasso and Enzi Introduce Senate Bill to Stop Frac Regulation Duplicity

CPP: Motion to Stay EPA Clean Power Plan Denied by D.C. Court

A coalition of 27 states and industry groups had hoped to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan from taking action by filing a motion to stay in the District of Columbia circuit court. Today, the court announced that it has

January 21, 2016 - 6:38 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Politics & Opinions, Regulatory
What does the U.S. Government Expect from Energy Companies in 2016?

What does the U.S. Government Expect from Energy Companies in 2016?

Just doing things right may not be enough:  legal experts discuss changes to SEC reporting expectations for energy companies and recent trends in EPA investigations and enforcement actions

Haynes and Boone LLP’s Denver office hosted a seminar this week that …

November 12, 2015 - 10:54 am Closing Bell Story‎, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Source: Energy.gov

Congressional Committee Attempting to Reverse 2 EPA Rules that would do More Harm than Good

House Energy and Power Subcommittee passes resolutions to stop overreach of one federal agency

This week, the Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), passed two resolutions, H.J. Res 71 and H.J. Res 72, disapproving of …

November 5, 2015 - 3:26 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
EPA Sets Ozone Regulations for 70 PPB

EPA Sets Ozone Regulations for 70 PPB

Regulations less strict than originally considered, but could still be damaging

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted stricter limits on smog emissions, forcing states to reduce the amount of emissions they produce. The new National Ambient Air Quality …

October 1, 2015 - 5:01 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Source: Indianaaffairs.gov

Stagnant Electricity Demand, Cheap NatGas and Weak Coal Export Markets are Reducing the Need for Coal

Coal

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its data for the number of new and reactivated coal mines that began production in 2013, showing that the year had the lowest number of active coal mines since the administration began tracking numbers …

September 23, 2015 - 2:34 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles
Federal Judge Blocks EPA Ruling in 13 States

Federal Judge Blocks EPA Ruling in 13 States

North Dakota judge blocks Clean Water Rule in 13 states

Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota granted an injunction to 13 states last Thursday, blocking a new ruling from the Environmental Protection Agency …

September 1, 2015 - 10:41 am Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Wyoming Files Suit Opposing BLM Rule on Flaring - Oil & Gas 360 flare

New EPA Regulations set 45% Reduction Target on Methane from Oil, Natural Gas Drilling

New regulations target three main sources of emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced earlier this week that it will set new regulations to lower methane emissions by 45% compared to 2012 levels. The move comes as part of an …

August 19, 2015 - 5:22 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Coal vs. Natural Gas: NatGas Takes the Lead

Coal vs. Natural Gas: NatGas Takes the Lead

As natural gas prices come more in-line with coal, generators make the switch

This chart, provided by EnerCom Analytics, shows the increasing use of natural gas as opposed to coal for electrical generation. April 2015, marked the first time ever

August 14, 2015 - 5:58 pm Chart of Week, Oil and Gas 360 Articles
U.S. Congressman Ken Buck

U.S. Congressman Ken Buck talks to Oil & Gas 360®

OAG360: Are there any models for tax reform that you would like to see implemented here in the United States?

Buck: Yeah. The chainsaw in my garage is what I think would work best.

U.S. Congressman Ken Buck’s congressional district …

Power Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit 27-Year Low

Power Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit 27-Year Low

Carbon emissions from the power sector at lowest level since 1988

Electrical Power Sector Carbon Emissions

The electric power sector emitted 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMmt CO2) in April 2015, according to information from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). This …

August 5, 2015 - 12:26 pm Chart of Week, Oil and Gas 360 Articles
EPA Raises Emissions Reduction Goal by 2% in Final Clean Power Plan

EPA Raises Emissions Reduction Goal by 2% in Final Clean Power Plan

Latest version of the bill offers greater flexibility with higher standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final version of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) today, with several changes made from the last version. The final version of the …

Refiners Ask EPA to Adjust Renewable Fuel Standards

Refiners Ask EPA to Adjust Renewable Fuel Standards

Refiners say making them the obligated party for fuel blending is “misguided”

Independent refiners are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to shift responsibility for complying with biofuel programs from refiners to fuel blenders. Delta Airlines’ (ticker: DAL) Monroe Energy …

July 30, 2015 - 6:50 pm Downstream, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Supreme Court Strikes Down Annual Spending of $10 Billion for EPA Regulations

Supreme Court Strikes Down Annual Spending of $10 Billion for EPA Regulations

The Supreme Court decides the $4-$6 million in benefits do not outweigh the $9.6 billion annual costs of new regulations

The Supreme Court decided today in a 5-to-4 decision that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulations regarding limits on …

EPA Regulations Could Cost $140 billion per Year

EPA Regulations Could Cost $140 billion per Year

A new National Association of Manufacturers study shows EPA regulations could be the costliest ever

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) that would further reduce the amount of nitrogen oxides in …

June 16, 2015 - 4:09 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
EPA Lowers its Renewable Fuels Target Number

EPA Lowers its Renewable Fuels Target Number

The EPA hopes to make nearly 10% of all transportation fuels renewables by 2016epa-fuelstandard

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently released its annual Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program with goals for renewable fuels that apply to all gasoline and diesel …

June 11, 2015 - 6:11 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
EPA: Hydraulic Fracturing Rarely Impacts Drinking Water Resources

EPA: Hydraulic Fracturing Rarely Impacts Drinking Water Resources

Between 100,000 and 120,000 wells were drilled and fraced from 2011 to 2014, but few led to issues with drinking waterrig_cool_clouds

A draft assessment released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today claims that “hydraulic fracturing activities have not led …

June 4, 2015 - 3:43 pm Fracing, Oil and Gas 360 Articles
2015: Coal v. Natural Gas

2015: Coal v. Natural Gas

Could a drop in natural gas prices spur additional market share growth?

As we swing into spring earnings season, Q1 earnings are coming fast, along with questions surrounding the state of natural gas and oil prices.

In a non-oil and …

April 23, 2015 - 5:27 pm Commodity Pricing, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Popular
EPA Regulations Accused of Overstepping Constitutional Bounds

EPA Regulations Accused of Overstepping Constitutional Bounds

Harvard professor: Clean Power Plan is unconstitutional

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) intent to use the Clean Power Plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions is unconstitutional, says Laurence Tribe, professor of constitutional law at Harvard University. Tribe recently filed comments

March 19, 2015 - 11:16 am Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
EPA Accused of Overreaching its Authority with New Budget

EPA Accused of Overreaching its Authority with New Budget

The Committee on Energy and Commerce calls the EPA’s 2016 budget “more than enough”

On February 25, the Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Environment and the Economy held a hearing on President Obama’s 2016 budget request for the Environmental …

February 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
New Federal Methane Regulations on Drillers

New Federal Methane Regulations on Drillers

White House looks to EPA to enforce new regulations and avoid Congress

The White House announced yesterday that it will be releasing new regulations to curb the amount of methane generated by drilling operations throughout the United States. How the …

January 15, 2015 - 12:36 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Politics & Opinions, Regulatory
Supreme Court to Hear Case on EPA Regulations

Supreme Court to Hear Case on EPA Regulations

Coal plants are facing a series of EPA regulations that are requiring owners to invest in pollution controls or shutter aging plants. The new standards apply to about 1,400 coal and oil-fired generating units at 600 power plants, reports Bloomberg

November 26, 2014 - 4:49 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Politics & Opinions, Regulatory
House Passes 3 New EPA Bills

House Passes 3 New EPA Bills

Bills Would Change How the EPA Operates

The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act, with a vote of 238-172. The bill is set to help cut red tape associated with building …

November 20, 2014 - 4:55 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Politics & Opinions
EPA Chief Fires Back

EPA Chief Fires Back

“President has the best interests of the EPA in mind”

After mid-term elections that saw the Senate change hands from the Democrats to the Republicans and increased the GOP’s representation in the House, many in the GOP are saying the …

November 19, 2014 - 7:23 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Politics & Opinions
New House Bill seeks to Speed EPA Approval for Factories Using NatGas

New House Bill seeks to Speed EPA Approval for Factories Using NatGas

Bill will accelerate EPA approval, accountability

The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act, authored by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). The legislation encourages building and industrial development in …

November 18, 2014 - 1:45 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Politics & Opinions

Reporting Live From the EPA Hearing on Proposed Carbon Dioxide Rules

It was a cold, rainy day in downtown Denver when an Oil & Gas 360® reporter was greeted in the bathroom at the EPA office building: “Lovely weather out there, huh? Even God’s saying there’s a carbon problem!”


The U.S. …

The Consequences of EPA’s CO2 Restrictions  –  Part Two

The Consequences of EPA’s CO2 Restrictions – Part Two

On January 17, 2008, President Obama said, “If someone wants to build a coal power plant, they can, it’s just that it will bankrupt them…” That promise is coming into fruition now.

Last month, the EPA revealed its Clean Power …

The EPA’s CO2 Rules: More Gas-Fired Generation Plants, Other Remedies

The EPA’s CO2 Rules: More Gas-Fired Generation Plants, Other Remedies

Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed Clean Power Plan, which plans to lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 30% by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. The U.S. levels in 2013 were 10% below those of …

Supreme Court Supports the Constitution but the EPA Retains Its Power to Curb Carbon Emissions

On Monday, June 23, the Supreme Court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) expansion of authority for the first time in years.

The case was Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency et al. A major part …

June 24, 2014 - 5:28 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Colorado Environmental Regulation Changes On the Horizon?

Colorado Environmental Regulation Changes On the Horizon?

A change to the way oil and gas pollution is regulated is the next big step for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

CDPHE is moving forward to adopt EPA’s air pollution rules. In 2012, EPA set new

July 9, 2013 - 3:08 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory