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Will Regulation of ‘All of the Above’ Energy Cost 20X More on Public Lands?

Federal Lands

More than 96% of the domestic energy production growth from shales has taken place on private lands safely out of the reach of the Federal government bureaucrats and regulators.  That energy production growth is transforming America’s energy future by increasing supply reliability and driving down the price of natural gas from more than $13 per MMBTU to less than $3 per MMBTU in a period of less than five years. Meanwhile, on public lands production has actually slowed as the Department of …Continue Reading »

Death by a Thousand Fracking Rules: An Update

On June 26, 2012 the US Department of the Interior extended the comment period on its proposed rules of hydraulic fracturing on federal lands for sixty days to September 10, 2012 at the request of the Governor of Wyoming and others who said they needed more time to study the implications of the proposed rules.  Governor Matt Mead had asked for ninety days.  Advocates for the rules also wanted more time in order to stiffen the proposed requirements to include forced disclosure of the chemicals …Continue Reading »