The Senate Finance Committee passed the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency Act (EXPIRE Act) on April 3, 2014.
SB 4 did not place a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing or other well stimulation treatments.
Two major train derailments in 2013 were the leading cause of the significant amount of crude oil spilled by trains in the United States in 2013.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s mid-biennium review plan calls for an increase in Ohio oil and gas severance taxes, as proposed in House Bill 472.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review – Country of Origin Labeling; Rearview Cameras; Electric Utility Safety Standards; & OMB Reviews
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit took a significant step toward giving agencies more definitive guidance on the whether and how information disclosure can be used as a regulatory mechanism by ordering, on its own initiative, en banc review of a panel decision issued only a week ago.
The members of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (“SGIP”) are working on standards, policies and guides to help modernize the electric power grid. Last month, the Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee of SGIP released a helpful resource:
The Minnesota State Legislature is currently debating a bill that would ease the regulatory burden on independent power producers looking to export wind and solar energy generated in Minnesota.
Last week, the White House announced its new plan to cut methane emissions, the tenants of which could have far reaching implications for the oil and gas industry. Titled the “Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions,” the plan outlines a coordinated interagency response to methane reduction that targets a broad swath of industries, including waste disposal, coal mining, and agriculture.
A modified extenders package was released today that includes a two-year extension of the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) under section 45 of the Internal Revenue Code as well as an extension of the option to claim the energy investment tax credit (ITC) under section 48 of the Code in lieu of PTC.
The “age of renewables” has arrived in the United States, the world’s biggest electricity market, Citigroup says, and solar and wind energy are becoming competitive with natural gas peaking and baseload plants.