Laws & Regulations

"PG&E’s ‘Shady’ Conduct Hindered Probe, Investigators Say"

"Federal investigators complained that secret meddling, arrogance and 'shady' conduct on the part of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. hindered their probe into the deadly San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, according to new court filings that shed light on prosecutors’ decision to seek a criminal obstruction-of-justice case against the company."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 09/16/2015

New Jersey: "Environmental Groups To Appeal $225M ExxonMobil Deal"

"A group of New Jersey environmental organizations Monday took the first step to appeal what it called the Christie administration's 'dirty deal' — the $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil over contamination of industrial sites in New Jersey."

Source: Newark Star-Ledger, 09/15/2015

"Oil Pipeline Foes Ask Judge To Block Alberta Clipper Upgrade"

"A federal judge heard conflicting arguments Thursday on whether he should block a capacity expansion on the Alberta Clipper oil pipeline or allow a temporary workaround that lets Enbridge Energy move hundreds of thousands of barrels per day of Canadian tar sands crude across the border without triggering the kind of environmental review that has held up the proposed Keystone XL pipeline."

Source: AP, 09/11/2015

Oil Lobby Ads Target House Reps as Panel Nears Vote on Exports

"The lobbying coalition representing 16 independent oil producers campaigning to export crude around the globe is launching advertising Wednesday night targeting Houston Democratic Rep. Gene Green and three other lawmakers who could play a decisive role on the issue."

Source: FuelFix, 09/10/2015


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