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31 January 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 5

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Trump administration put rules on hold, including those in the environmental and energy arenas
  • In reversal of Obama administration, Trump administration encouraged Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects to move forward
  • Oklahoma released 2016 earthquake statistics
  • University of Alberta study alleged connection between hydraulic fracturing and organ damage in rainbow trout

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18 January 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 3

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Court rejected stay of BLM methane rule.
  • Proposed resolution would block EPA oil and gas methane regulations.
  • EPA proposed release disclosures for gas processing plants.
  • PHMSA to evaluate crude oil shipping rules.
  • EIA expects higher U.S. oil production.
  • Pennsylvania court disallowed daily penalties for Clean Streams Law.
  • Environmental groups called for ban on new Louisiana pipelines.
  • Landowners alleged fraud over Dakota Access Pipeline.

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05 January 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 1

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Consent decree set deadline for EPA to determine whether to revise existing regulations governing disposal of solid waste from oil and gas production under RCRA.
  • Wyoming district court allowed claims related to alleged contamination of drinking water by hydraulic fracturing to go forward.
  • FERC issues positive draft environmental impact statement for Atlantic Coast pipeline project.
  • Brazilian state imposed 10-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

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29 December 2016

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 5, No. 52

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Study found local communities benefit economically from hydraulic fracturing.
  • Pennsylvania poised to approve new oil and gas disposal well permits with additional earthquake protection measures.
  • Ohio legislators approved $264 million energy sector tax incentive.
  • Oklahoma proposed new hydraulic fracturing guidelines designed to reduce earthquakes. (more…)
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20 December 2016

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 5, No. 51

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • EPA hydraulic fracturing study retracted controversial conclusion.
  • Environmental groups, states intervened to defend BLM flaring rule.
  • Shale gas companies sought incidental take permits for bats.
  • Environmental groups opposed drilling near New Mexico site.
  • Oklahoma assessing possible link between hydraulic  fracturing and recent quakes.
  • New law opened Quebec to hydraulic fracturing.
  • Study found sharp rise in atmospheric methane primarily from agriculture in tropics.

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06 December 2016

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 5, No. 49

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Army Corps decided against granting an easement to Dakota Access pipeline.
  • EPA updated greenhouse gas reporting requirements for the oil and gas industry.
  • EPA extended rulemaking process regarding compliance deadline for discharge of wastewater from unconventional oil and gas production facilities to POTWs.
  • Study concluded that Oklahoma earthquakes could mostly cease within several years.

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