McCrory Opens North Carolina to New Exploration

Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed on May 4 the Energy Modernization Act, ending a fracking moratorium imposed by the legislature in 2012 until new regulations are development. The law allows state regulators to issue permits for drilling without legislative approval no sooner than two months after the 120 plus regulations are finalized.


HBW Resources Offshore Energy Report

HBW Resources 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.  Proposed ESA-related Draft Policy, Regulatory Revisions Released for Public Comment NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Interior Department’s Fish and… More »


HBW Resources Offshore Energy Report

HBW Resources 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. Senate Confirms Senior Interior Department Nominee In a 64-32 vote, the U.S. Senate recently confirmed Janice Schneider to be Assistant… More »