11.06.17

'Fear of the future' is not a defense for pipeline sabotage

Recently, a bipartisan group of 84 members of Congress signed a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking if violent acts directed towards energy infrastructure, like recent attacks on pipelines, fall under the current definition of domestic terrorism.

 

11.04.17

Illinois' first fracking permit returned by Kansas company

The company that obtained the first fracking permit in Illinois has announced it won't use it, citing market conditions and the state's "burdensome and costly" regulations.

 

11.04.17

Illinois' first fracking permit returned by Kansas company

The first company to obtain a permit for fracking in Illinois announced Friday it won't use it, citing market conditions and the state's "burdensome and costly" regulations.

 

11.01.17

Enbridge official testifies aging pipeline needs replacing

An official with Enbridge Energy testified Wednesday that the company's aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota is increasingly subject to corrosion and cracking, and that its maintenance needs are expected to grow rapidly unless the company is allowed to replace it.

 

11.01.17

Court upholds approvals of 3 projects to export natural gas

"The facts are clear and the court agrees: The regulatory review process for U.S. LNG projects provides a thorough review of both operational and environmental impacts before being approved..."

 

10.30.17

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regains ability to certificate natural gas pipelines

Three new pipeline projects in the northeast received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in October, the first projects to be approved since February.

 

10.29.17

Records Continue to Be Broken As US Crude Exports Flow

Ever since the crude oil export ban was lifted at the end of 2015, global markets have looked to the United States to help meet their energy supplies.

 

10.24.17

U.S. Interior Dept. sets Gulf of Mexico oil, gas lease auction for March

The U.S. Interior Department said it will hold its largest offshore auction to date, nearly 77 million acres, to energy companies in March 2018 to conduct oil and gas development.

 

10.23.17

U.S. lawmakers ask DOJ if terrorism law covers pipeline activists

Last year activists in several states used bolt cutters to break fences and twisted shut valves on several cross border pipelines...

 

10.19.17

Why we want fracking in Illinois

Folks who actually live where fracking would occur realize that although Illinois has problems, fracking isn't one of them. In fact, it could be part of the solution to the state's nightmarish financial mess.