The environmental group EarthWorks issued a report saying state inspections of oil and gas wells are sporadic and uneven, and regulators often impose small penalties for infractions, the Boulder Daily Camera reports.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey plans to release results Wednesday from a new round of groundwater tests in a Wyoming gas field where another federal agency linked hydraulic fracturing to contaminants found in two water wells and local residents have complained of chemicals polluting their well water.
The new USGS data comes from samples taken in April from one of the test wells near Pavillion in central Wyoming. The other test well didn't produce enough water to yield samples deemed large enough to test.
U.S. natural gas leaders are debating how much they should invest in export infrastructure, while consumers worry that U.S. natural gas prices will skyrocket once the U.S. starts to export the resource, Bloomberg reports
A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers from Heartland and Western states sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, urging him to hasten the approval of liquefied natural gas exports, The Hill reports.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's lawsuit seeking to force a full environmental review before the Delaware River Basin Commission allows natural gas drilling in a watershed that provides drinking water for millions of New Yorkers.
U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn ruled Monday in favor of the Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies. He said the lawsuit filed last year by Schneiderman was speculative, because the commission hasn't adopted final regulations yet.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said the NRC can't consider a public hearing on the San Onofre nuclear plant until June, when an appeal period of an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruling ends.