New HBW Ollison Hydraulic Fracturing Report

HBW Resources: Ollison Hydraulic Fracturing Report Below is a summary of publicly available activities currently underway at the federal, state and international levels that could impact the use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas extraction.  With numerous state legislatures now in session, HBW Resources is monitoring these activities to ensure that responsible and feasible… More »

Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Issues Priorities For Administration & Congress

The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative recently announced the release of a new report titled “Charting the Course: Securing the Future of America’s Oceans,” which urges implementation of 11 recommendations in furtherance of the following four actions: Enhance the resiliency of coastal communities and ocean ecosystems to dramatic changes underway in our oceans and on our… More »

House Cuts Renewable Funding, Supports Yucca, and Tells Obama “No” on Ocean Zoning

Thursday in Washington: Progress/Work Continues…in the House The House completed its work and passed the FY2014 Energy and Water Appropriations bill (H.R. 2609) late last night.  The bill includes significant cuts to renewable energy programs, funding to support the approval of Yucca Mountain, and a provision prohibiting the implementation of the Administration’s National Ocean Policy’s… More »

House Passes Offshore Drilling Bills, Congress Goes On Recess

Monday in Washington: Congress Goes on Recess: Should be a slow week in Washington.  Congress is on recess this week for the July 4th holiday.  Before leaving town, the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation by a vote of 68-32. The House passed H.R. 1613, the Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act, by a vote… More »