Tagged Methane

Taxes and Regulation: The Twin Banes of Natural Gas Development

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   Natural gas development isn’t easy. Politicians want to tax it and regulate it. The pols are now in a bind, though, and offering to trade one for the other. Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives continues to struggle with the funding plan needed to balance the $32,000,000,000 state…

Another Dimock ATSDR Study? You’ve Got to be Kidding!

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  It’s back! There is another Dimock ATSDR study underway, proving how easy it is for fractivists to manipulate government into the ridiculous and the corrupt. How many times will they get away with it? There’s now yet another Dimock ATSDR study of water wells taking place at the…

Bill McKibben Has No Idea What He’s Talking About With Fracking

With a 41-word quote and a 68-character tweet Thursday, climate activist Bill McKibben further confirmed what EID has long suspected — he knows nothing about fracking. Early Thursday morning, McKibben weighed in on seismic activity in Oklahoma by tweeting, And about an hour before that tweet, McKibben was quoted in a Washington Post story on a…

Midnight Methane Rules Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Robert Bradley, Jr. Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research. … …   The IER’s Robert Bradley examines Federal methane rules; yet another example of foolish counterproductive governmental intrusion beyond all rhyme or reason. Last month, the U.S. Senate narrowly voted against repealing a punitive, last-minute Obama era regulation. The Interior Department’s so-called…

World Bank Data Show US Flaring Decreased 25 Percent in 2016

With the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) controversial venting and flaring rule targeting oil and gas infrastructure on public lands postponed indefinitely, evidence continues to mount showing why the regulation has frequently been called a solution in search of a problem. New data from the World Bank-led Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) shows that…

EPA starts rolling back methane rule

The United States EPA is rewriting a methane regulation opposed by the oil and gas industry, following a court ruling that blocked a two-year delay. The post EPA starts rolling back methane rule appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

NOAA: Methane Emissions ‘Being Driven by Natural and Agricultural Emissions, Not Fossil Fuels’

Last year, EID highlighted the fact that several recent peer-reviewed studies have concluded microbial sources of methane such as wetlands, agriculture and rice paddies are responsible for the increase in global emissions since 2007 — not oil and natural gas production. And now, recent updates to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) website further debunks…

New Penn State Wastewater Study Focuses On a Long Corrected Issue

Penn State University recently released a study claiming to find evidence of “lasting environmental damage” in Conemaugh River Lake it claims is attributable to Marcellus Shale wastewater treated at two centralized waste treatment (CWT) facilities. The study concludes that “regulatory agencies should develop and apply more restrictive effluent discharge limits for CWT plants that protect…

Scranton Times Advice to Act on Methane All Wrong

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Scranton Times-Tribute recently criticized the Think About Energy series in an editorial titled Act on Methane, but their facts are all wrong. Recently the Scranton Times-Tribune published an editorial titled Act on Methane. I found this editorial to be a disservice to their readership. Not only…

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