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Keystone XL Pipeline Gone for Now – Nov 7, 2015

Today we will do cover one news item, the Keystone XL Pipeline happenings for the week of November 2, 2015. Listen below or on iTunes or Stitcher.   The Big Keystone Moment Finally Arrives It was a crazy week for the energy policy debate of the century, the Keystone XL Pipeline.  Lets take it day […]

Go Fossil Free With WEA’s Tim Wigley – Oct 31, 2015

Today we talk about five things in the news for the week of October 26, 2015: Republican High-Energy Trainwreck Four Republican Senators Go Green Petroleum Reserve Paves Road to Budget Deal House Looks at Limiting Eminent Domain Crude Imports Reverse and Creep Up My interview this week is with Tim Wigley, the President of […]

Gov. Tom Wolf Gives Inaugural Address

Tom Wolf was the only Democrat to beat a Republican Governor in last year’s election.  One of the major themes of the campaign was that Republican Governor Tom Corbett was too friendly with the industry, leaving natural gas undertaxed.  Gov. Wolf has promised to seek a 5% severance tax, which […]

State of American Business – January 14, 2015

On January 14, 2015 U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue gave his annual State of American Business address to outline the business community’s top policy priorities for the year.  At that event, Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten answers a question about President Obama’s […]

Gov. Hickenlooper Has it Both Ways on Energy in His State of State Speech

Colorado’s Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper gave his 2015 State of the State speech on January 15.  In the speech, he praised the energy industry for promoting U.S. independence and creating jobs.  He said, however, that the industry “conflicts” with the state’s “peaceful lifestyle.”   The Governor touted new regulations on […]

Nine Natural Gas Policy Questions for 2015

Happy New Year!  2015 could be a huge year for energy policy.  Today, a new Republican Congress will take the oath of office in Washington, D.C., and President Obama has returned from his Hawaii vacation set on cementing his legacy.  Energy policy will be the first item on the agenda, with […]

The U.S. and Mexico Chase Exports, More on Fracking Bans

Bloomberg Businessweek takes a look at the imminent opening of U.S. liquefied natural gas export operations: Cheniere says it will be the largest buyer of U.S. natural gas by 2020. Its liquefaction plant in Louisiana and another planned for Texas will allow it to ship about 6 percent of all the […]

Energy in the Election

The election has produced a flood of interesting energy news.  Here is a taste. New Faces in the Senate Republicans probably gained nine seats in the Senate, and gained seven for sure.  Democrats had high hopes for picking off Republican seats in Georgia, Kansas, and Kentucky; but those seats turned […]

Pennsylvania TV Station Looks at Susquehanna Pipeline Project

A Pennsylvania TV station has just completed a rather interesting series about a proposed Susquehanna pipeline project.  The Williams pipeline is called the Atlantic Sunrise Project, and it would bring additional Marcellus Shale  gas to an existing pipeline system called Transco.  The massive Transco pipeline connects the Gulf of Mexico to New York City, and […]

White House Releases Methane Plan

On March 28, 2014, the White House released a climate action plan document entitled, “Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.”  The document lays out the sources of methane pollution, articulates a plan for addressing the issue, and outlines efforts to better measure emissions. The plan addresses methane in four sectors: Landfills […]