Category: Legislation

Pipelines & Powerlines: The Joe Manchin ‘Side Deal’

Permitting reforms would benefit the nearly completed Mountain Valley Pipeline to move fracked gas from Manchin’s home state of West Virginia to Eastern seaboard states. VOX explains previous deal making in a September 13, 2022 story: This summer, he [Manchin] struck a deal with Senate… Continue Reading “Pipelines & Powerlines: The Joe Manchin ‘Side Deal’”

ROUND 2: West Virginia Forced Pooling Law Fight

Bethany WV residents continue their fight against new forced pooling law In the September 10, 2022 blog, WEST VIRGINIA: Federal Court Throws Out ‘Forced Pooling’ Lawsuit, we saw where a lawsuit seeking to stop West Virginia’s new natural gas unitization law was ruled invalid.… Continue Reading “ROUND 2: West Virginia Forced Pooling Law Fight”

President Biden signs sweeping health, climate and tax bill

“Further proof that the soul of America is vibrant, the future of America is bright and the promise of America is real and just beginning,” said President Joe Biden. “The American people won and the special interests lost. That’s the choice we face. We… Continue Reading “President Biden signs sweeping health, climate and tax bill”

METHANE is mentioned 47-times in the 273-pages of H.R. 5376 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

Here are some mentions of “methane” related to oil and gas production: DEFINITION OF GREENHOUSE GAS.—In this section, the term ‘‘greenhouse gas’’ means the air pollutants carbon dioxide, hydrofluorocarbons, methane, nitrous oxide, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride. H. R. 5376—241 & 242 SEC. 50263. ROYALTIES… Continue Reading “METHANE is mentioned 47-times in the 273-pages of H.R. 5376 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)”

Congress Gives Final Approval to Climate, Energy, Healthcare Bill Sending it to President Biden

By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | August 12, 2022 On August 12, the U.S. House passed compromise legislation that would make the largest federal investment– $375 billion– in climate change fighting strategies, including investments in renewable energy production, tax rebates… Continue Reading “Congress Gives Final Approval to Climate, Energy, Healthcare Bill Sending it to President Biden”