Big Week for Energy in the House: #Oil #Shale, #NPR-A, #Pipelines, & #Fracking on the Floor

Washington Energy and Politics Update: Both the House and the Senate will be in session this week.  The Senate will be considering the nomination U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkens to the U.S. Court of Appeals; H.R. 3204, a bill enhancing federal oversight of U.S. drug compounding facilities; and S. 1197, the FY 2014 Defense Authorization… More »


Top Stories & Events Affecting the Use of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil & Gas Development

HBW Resources: Ollison Hydraulic Fracturing Report Below is a summary prepared by Bo Ollison, HBW Resources’ Senior Director of Policy, 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.  HBW Resources is monitoring these activities to ensure that… More »


Results in Colorado Show Need For New Approach: Transparency, Education, Dialogue,& Advocacy

Below is a very good article from FuelFix on the results of the Colorado ballot initiatives to ban hydraulic fracturing in a handful of communities.  The results are notable given the amount of resources available in Colorado and the state’s history dealing with extractive industries.  The ballot initiatives are ostensibly about an industrial process that… More »


Greenfield Report: Regulators & Industry Continue Efforts to Enhance Safety of Offshore OCS Oil & Gas Energy Dvlpmnt

HBW Resources: Greenfield Offshore Energy Report Below is a summary of publicly available activities currently underway that could affect the development of offshore oil and gas resources prepared by Brent Greenfield, HBW Resources’ Director of Ocean Policy and Regulatory Affairs. Interior Official Discusses Possibility of Proposing Atlantic Lease Sales in Next 5-Year Plan The Houston… More »