Two US senators introduced separate bills aimed at restricting federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing in onshore oil and gas activities. Both measures were referred to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where they may be combined before being considered.
Trump directed the State Department and other agencies to make a decision within 60 days of a final application. He also declared that a 2014 environmental study satisfies required reviews under environmental and endangered species laws.
Reliable, affordable energy is a key component to a successful state. We are fortunate that a few states in close proximity to the Commonwealth have an abundant supply of Marcellus Shale that Virginians will hopefully have access to in the very near future.
A League of Women Voters of Virginia committee member from Williamsburg informed area residents on Tuesday of the basic, need-to-know information on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and proposed bills that would affect the procedure in Virginia.
Nuclear power accounted for the third largest share of electricity generation in 2016, at 20 percent. Renewables, like wind and solar power, accounted for only 8 percent, although they were the fastest growing energy sources.