Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds third of three hearings on natural gas issues, focusing on shale development practices and environmental concerns. Bureau of Land Management Deputy Assistant Director of Minerals and Realty Management Tim Spisak among witnesses.
Senate Energy and Natural Resouces Committee holds second of three forums on natural gas issues, on domestic supply and exports. DOE Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Christopher Smith, EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski among witnesses.
Though water supplies are plentiful, the surge of hydraulic fracturing in North Dakota has prompted a battle between water providers and a government-back cooperative over who should supply water for the process, Reuters reports.
Heading for the Memorial Day recess, House Republicans plan to press for more North American oil production just as the summer driving season kicks off.
They plan to pass their latest bill to approve the Keystone XL oil sands crude pipeline from Canada to Oklahoma. The bill gives newly elected House freshmen their chance to cast a vote in support of what has become the signature Republican energy proposal in Washington.
Attorneys general in four Northeastern states announced they would petition the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a new review of regulations governing nuclear waste storage, The Associated Press reports.
A panel of infrastructure experts in New Jersey criticized Gov. Chris Christie for remarks that suggested there was no evidence of a link between climate change and Hurricane Sandy, E&E Publishing reports.