EPA Revises SPCC Guidance to Promote National Consistency

U.S. EPA recently revised its oil spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) program guidance to help promote consistency in the way SPCC rules are administered by different EPA regions.  The SPCC rules mandate the implementation of professi(…)

Natural Gas Industries Develop Certification Program to Promote Best Practices

As Pam Kasey explains in her May 2, 2013 article in the print edition of the West Virginia State Journal, the industry has voluntarily come together to be “good actors” in mineral development by incorporating input from oil and gas industry leaders, e(…)

Army Corps Issues Permit for Northeast Upgrade Project

According to StateImpact and the Pike County Courier, on March 22, 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGPC) for wetland, stream, and river crossings associated with its Northeast Upgrade Project. (…)

Shale Gas Roundtable Crafting Recommendations for Shale Development

The University of Pittsburgh’s Institute on Politics has reportedly assembled a group of natural gas industry representatives, public interest organizations, and regulators under the name “Shale Gas Roundtable.”  Members of the Roundtable have been qu(…)