Source Rock Blog: overreach

by Tripp Parks, Policy Analyst on October 27, 2015 - 11:50am
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by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on August 31, 2015 - 10:46am
As ran in The Hill's Congress Blog on Aug. 28, 2015. http://bit.ly/1LABIDY.With the announcement earlier this month of the Clean Power Plan, the War on Coal is officially over. The casualties in Appalachia, Northwest Colorado and other mining areas across the country number in the thousands. Consumers’ electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket across the country, but President Obama can claim mission accomplished.Where does the conquering army now turn? After all, those ideological foot soldiers for greater centralized command and control of the economy can’t just be de-mobilized and...
by Jay Ottoson, Chairman on August 27, 2015 - 7:50am
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by Tripp Parks, Policy Analyst on August 26, 2015 - 8:47am
With a listing decision on the Greater Sage-Grouse looming in September, we received good news last week when the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) released its 2015 population update. The study found a 63% increase in the population over the last two years, with a total breeding population of 424,645. WAFWA’s data are encouraging for showing that states, counties, private landowners, industries, conservation groups and others are effectively protecting sage grouse. WAFWA also found that the population in core areas, where the highest density of sage grouse...
by Jack Ekstrom, Chairman on August 11, 2015 - 7:50am
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by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on July 30, 2015 - 8:42am
With the recent agreement between Iran and a coalition of the U.S., European allies, Russia and China aimed at delaying Iran’s nuclear weapons capability, President Obama is poised to put the finishing touches on his foreign policy legacy. In return for closer international inspections of nuclear facilities, Iran would enjoy a significant easing of economic sanctions, including the resumption of oil sales on the world market.Meanwhile, back in the United States, a 1970’s-era law, passed in reaction to the Arab oil embargo, remains in place. Based on the idea that oil is scare, the law...
by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on July 17, 2015 - 11:33am
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by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on July 7, 2015 - 12:31pm
There’s something distasteful about companies that try to use the regulatory process for monetary gain. Rather than competing in a free market on the strength of their products and services, some companies turn to the government to try to get a leg up on their competitors.One recent example is the newly created Center for Methane Emissions Solutions (CMES), headed by a staffer of former Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). As reported by Morning Consult, the organization consists of seven member companies in the “methane mitigation industry.” The article lists two, FLIR Systems Inc., which...
by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on July 2, 2015 - 6:50am
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by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on June 24, 2015 - 12:45pm
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