SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Leading oil industry groups said Thursday federal land managers are blocking new energy development and job creation by postponing all oil and gas lease auctions on prime public lands in California until October.
The American Petroleum Institute accused the Environmental Protection Agency of rushing traditional rulemaking procedures for the agency's Tier 3 regulations to cut sulfur in gasoline, The Hill reports.
In an interview with FuelFix, the Center for Offshore Safety Director Charlie Williams said tougher hazard analysis could be problematic for oil companies when writing safety audits required by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
Some industry leaders are concerned that shifting opinions and increased legislative action on hydraulic fracturing could hinder their chances to develop Colorado's energy resources, Bloomberg reports.
Dominion Resources Inc. told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week that it had removed all nuclear fuel from the reactor at the shuttered Kewaunee Nuclear Plant, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
A Colorado bill to establish a renewable energy mandate for cooperatives has faced a lawsuit and an advertising campaign over whether the bill would incentivize state renewable energy, The Gazette reports.