Southern Environmental Law Center Senior Attorney Greg Buppert testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on Wednesday on the failure of the proposed National Energy Security Corridors Act to account for the significant impacts that natural gas pipelines crossing federal lands would have on the surrounding local communities and private property. The proposed legislation would allow pipelines to be sited through federal lands without providing the general public an opportunity to weigh in. Continue reading Congress Considers Fast-Tracking Gas Pipelines Through Federal Lands→
That’s how long it took Dominion Virginia Power to abandon its pledge of transparency for a law that eliminated state regulation of its base electricity rates until 2020.
Republican and Democratic supporters of SB1349, sponsored by Virginia Beach’s Sen. Frank Wagner, touted the measure as a way to lock in current base rates and protect Dominion’s customers from paying more because of federal environmental regulations.
OAKLAND, Md. — Real-estate brokers in far western Maryland are supporting a proposal in the Maryland General Assembly for an eight-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas pending further study.
After the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission’s reports to satisfy then-Gov. Martin O’Malley’s executive order, the only bills related to hydraulic fracturing during this year’s state legislative session are anti-fracking, while environmentalists say there is a “notable absence” of legislation to allow fracking in Maryland. Continue reading Bills Call for Moratorium on Fracking in Maryland→