Source Rock Blog: fracking chemicals

by Kathleen Sgamma, President on April 3, 2017 - 12:16pm
Optimism abounds in the oil and natural gas industry since November 9th when Donald Trump unexpectedly won election. Like any industry, ours is a diverse one with all political viewpoints. But it was no secret that the Obama Administration was hostile to our industry and used regulatory overreach to make American development and production of oil and natural gas more difficult. The optimism results from not having four more years of a hostile regulatory environment, and the chance to overturn the redundant federal regulatory overreach that went far beyond reasonable oversight of oil and...
by Ryan Streams, Manager of Regulatory Affairs on March 22, 2017 - 8:29am
As the Senate weighs Congressional Review Act action on the BLM venting and flaring rule, activist groups like EDF have reached new levels in their campaign to save BLM’s disastrously expensive and ill-conceived rule. In its latest plea for action, EDF features what can only be described as creative writing in its completely unsupported claims about methane and the oil and natural gas industry.The group created an online form letter for its supporters to send to Congress urging lawmakers to vote against overturning BLM’s rule. The page begins, “2016 was the hottest year on record—and rising...
by Aaron Johnson, Vice President of Public Affairs on March 9, 2017 - 3:06pm
[[{"fid":"3711","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_tags[und]":"","media_title[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][format]":"panopoly_wysiwyg_text","field_license[und]":"none"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":"242","width":"361","style":"float: right;","class":"panopoly-image-original media-element file-default"}}]]The political strategy for environmental activist groups during the Trump Administration is...
by Kathleen Sgamma, President on February 16, 2017 - 8:54am
[[{"fid":"3639","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_tags[und]":"","media_title[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][format]":"panopoly_wysiwyg_text","field_license[und]":"none"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"style":"float: right; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 10px;","class":"panopoly-image-original media-element file-default"}}]]The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) recently put out a Myth v....
by Ryan Streams, Manager of Regulatory Affairs on February 1, 2017 - 10:02am
[[{"fid":"3604","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_tags[und]":"","media_title[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][format]":"panopoly_wysiwyg_text","field_license[und]":"none"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":"204","width":"340","style":"float: right; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 10px;","class":"panopoly-image-original media-element file-default"}}]]Given Western Energy Alliance’s status as a plaintiff...
by Kathleen Sgamma, President on January 10, 2017 - 2:32pm
[[{"fid":"2057","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"courtroom","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_tags[und]":"","media_title[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][format]":"panopoly_wysiwyg_text","field_license[und]":"none"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"alt":"courtroom","height":"226","width":"339","style":"float: right; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 10px;","class":"panopoly-image-original media-element file-default"}}]]As Woody Allen once said, 80...
by Aaron Johnson, Vice President of Public Affairs on January 9, 2017 - 2:17pm
[[{"fid":"3530","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_tags[und]":"","media_title[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][format]":"panopoly_wysiwyg_text","field_license[und]":"none"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":"326","width":"244","style":"float: right; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 10px;","class":"panopoly-image-original media-element file-default"}}]]Environmental activist group 350.org kicked off 2017...
by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on December 8, 2016 - 11:57am
[[{"fid":"3463","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_tags[und]":"","media_title[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][format]":"panopoly_wysiwyg_text","field_license[und]":"none"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":"259","width":"359","style":"float: right; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 10px;","class":"panopoly-image-original media-element file-default"}}]]Keep-It-in-the-Ground activists were sparse in Denver...
by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on November 23, 2016 - 10:03am
Thanksgiving is a day away, and that inevitably means talking politics. As family and friends gather, I expect there will be strong emotions shared about the recent election.The state of play in politics today reminds me of David Bowie’s song Changes:Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes Turn and face the strange Ch-ch-changes Just gonna have to be a different manThe nation and our industry are in a state of transition, and it might feel strange to many people we know. The Obama administration is feverishly working to put the finishing touches on its environmental legacy. At the same time President-elect Trump...
by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on November 15, 2016 - 7:17am
**As published on FoxNews.com: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/11/15/tapped-out-science-shuts-down-anti-fracking-myth-about-drinking-water.htmlTwo days after Donald Trump’s election victory, environmental regulators in Wyoming debunked one of the biggest claims of anti-oil and gas activists: That hydraulic fracturing – also known as fracking – contaminated drinking water in Pavillion, Wyoming, a small town of roughly 240 people. For years, anti-fracking activists have cited Pavillion’s plight over and over again as proof that hydraulic fracturing must be...

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