News & Updates

Court says BLM lacks authority to regulate fracking

06-22-2016

By: Ellen M. Gilmer, E&E reporter, EnergyWire: Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Obama administration does not have authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public lands, a federal judge decided yesterday.

In a major blow to the Bureau of Land Management and environmentalists who support stricter fracking oversight, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming enjoined BLM's years-in-the-making fracking rule, blocking enforcement of the new regulation while the court considers industry and state challenges...

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State Water Sustainability Planning Professionals: GWREF Grant Funding Opportunity

06-14-2016

The Ground Water Research & Education Foundation is now accepting applications for its consideration, to provide grant funding to cover travel expenses for qualified applicants to participate in the Sept. 11-14, 2016, State Water Sustainability Planning Summit: The Groundwater Connection. The event will take place in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the Ground Water Protection Council’s Annual Forum and National Rural Water Association’s WaterPro conference.  

Long-range planning is critical for assuring...

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StatesFirst National Gas Storage Workgroup Seeks Qualified Professional Volunteers

06-14-2016

The States First National Gas Storage (NGS) workgroup is seeking technical experts from the states, academia, industry, and NGOs to participate in a working subgroup.

After a working meeting at the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) last month in Denver, the NGS workgroup led by states from across the country, the IOGCC and GWPC has developed a draft outline of elements to develop a guidance document to assist state agencies regarding natural gas storage facilities and state regulations.

These elements have been placed under four working subgroups to gather...

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Understanding Seismicity in Oklahoma

05-24-2016

The oil and natural gas industry and state regulators are working together to better understand seismicity in Oklahoma. To date, Oklahoma oil and natural gas companies have voluntarily contributed over 19,527 miles of fault data to the Oklahoma Geological Survey.  Find out more about seismicity in Oklahoma.

Well Owner Tips

04-29-2016

Are you a well owner? The National Ground Water Association released a tip sheet to inform consumers about groundwater and water wells. The fact sheet provides information on uranium, well financing and disaster response. 

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