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Minnesota

Midstream & Infrastructure Governor Wants Bakken Crude Conditioned Before Transport As one of the primary shipping routes of Bakken crude oil, nearly 50 trains per week pass through Minnesota.  Concerned with the safety of these shipments, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton wrote to several North Dakota...
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West Virginia

Environmental and Citizen Groups Speak Out Against Drilling Under Ohio River Environmental and citizen groups are asking West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to reconsider the state’s current request for bids on leasing rights to oil and gas reserves below a 22-mile segment of the...
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Policy Update Notices

Jan. 22: FERC is pushing back its January meeting by one week because the holidays interfere with preparation time. January’s meeting will now take place on the fourth Thursday of the month, Jan. 22. FERC also announced that its Feb. 19 meeting will begin an...
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Texas

Upstream Conventional & Unconventional Onshore Development Oil and Gas Groups Cleared to Pursue Lawsuit Against City Of Arlington On September 18, 2014, a Texas appeals court upheld the lawsuit brought forward by the Texas Oil & Gas Association and the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty...
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Pennsylvania

Upstream Conventional & Unconventional Onshore Development Legislation Filed to Create State Hydraulic Fracturing Health Registry Last week, Pennsylvania State Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) filed new legislation that would require health care practitioners to report all health concerns that may be related to hydraulic fracturing in order...
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North Dakota

Upstream Conventional & Unconventional Onshore Development Republican Lawmakers Announce Plan to Return Money to Oil-Producing Counties This week, Republican lawmakers from Western North Dakota announced a plan to modify the state’s oil and gas gross production tax formula in order to increase returns to oil-producing...
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North Carolina

Upstream Conventional & Unconventional Onshore Development Local Officials Weigh in on Hydraulic Fracturing RegulationsThe Energy Modernization Act, signed by Republican Governor McCrory this spring, allows state regulators to approve and implement statewide regulations that will allow fracking to occur. The new law also prohibits localities...
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Colorado

Upstream Conventional & Unconventional Onshore Development Fort Collins Appealing Overturned Hydraulic Fracturing Ban On September 23, 2014, the Fort Collins City Council voted to appeal a recent court decision to overturn the city’s voter-supported moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. Last month, the 8th Judicial District Court ruled...
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California

Upstream Conventional & Unconventional Onshore Development Monterey County Board of Supervisors Holds Workshop on Hydraulic Fracturing Officials in Monterey County convened a workshop on September 23, 2014, to discuss the state’s proposed regulations related to hydraulic fracturing and a proposed two-year moratorium to ban drilling activity...
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