External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, talked about GHG reduction, Maryland’s drilling rules, the farm bill and much more last week.
Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas.
The Shale Gas News, typically, is broadcast live. On the January 14th show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):
- Leaving Office, Obama Acknowledges Natural Gas’ Role in GHG Reduction Legacy. President Obama penned an article in Science this week titled “The irreversible momentum of clean energy” that — based on the headline alone — would suggest he believes renewable energy is solely responsible for what he lauds as “the first sustained period of rapid GHG emissions reductions and simultaneous economic growth on record.”
- Obama’s EPA Chief Says Biggest Regret is Not Connecting with Rural Voters. Not being able to sell rural voters on the importance of switching from fossil fuels to solar and wind power is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy’s biggest regret, she said Friday.
- Under proposal, DEP would lose control of revenue from drilling penalties. A Republican state senator wants the legislature, rather than state environmental regulators, to control the money generated by oil and gas violations in Pennsylvania.
- Commonwealth Court ruling limits pollution fines after spills into streams, groundwater. Fines for spills into state streams and groundwater must be based on how long the initial release lasts and not on how many days the pollution lingers, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that upends state environmental regulators’ longstanding practice for calculating penalties.
- Committee puts temporary hold on strict Maryland drilling rules. A Maryland legislative panel has put a temporary hold on the state’s proposed drilling regulations, amid sharp disagreement if the rules, described as the toughest in the U.S., are needed at all, Kallanish Energy learns.
- Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Could Close by 2021. Indian Point, the nuclear power plant closest to New York City, could be shut as soon as April 2021 under an agreement New York state officials reached this week with Entergy, the utility company that owns the plant, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.
- Energy, farm policy collide in the new Congress. The energy debate on Capitol Hill this year could turn quickly into talk of farm policy as a large section of the utility sector and other groups prepare to make sure energy policy doesn’t get overlooked in next year’s farm bill.
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