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December 2015 Fracking Report

  New this month: California: Farmers and environmental groups are suing Kern County over its new expedited oil and gas permit approval process. Colorado: Activist group proposes 11 ballot measures to restrict or ban fracking statewide; Colorado Supreme Court considers arguments on local bans in Longmont and Fort Collins. Florida: House bill in support of… More »


September 2015 Fracking Report

New this month: Colorado: The Colorado Supreme Court will hear cases challenging local fracking restrictions in Longmont and Fort Collins. Florida: Several bills have been filed in the Florida state legislature in preparation for the 2016 legislative session.  SB 166 calls for a statewide fracking ban, while HB 191 seeks to limit local control of… More »


Ocean Exploration Advisory Board to Hold Public Meeting

NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research has announced that the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (Board) will hold a public meeting on October 1-2 in Narragansett, RI. Board members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research activities, including the U.S…. More »


BSEE Conducts Pre-Production Inspection and Training Exercise

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement recently announced the agency’s completion of a pre-production inspection and training exercise involving Anadarko’s Heidelberg platform in Ingleside, Texas.  BSEE notes that the inspection team verified that all safety and production processes were in place according to federal regulations.