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  1. U.S. House stalling Energy Policy Modernization Act as Congressional adjournment approaches

    Efforts to enact the Energy Policy Modernization Act during the waning days of the current Congressional session seem to have been thwarted as the House of Representatives awaits the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. The bill -- introduced in July 2015 by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. -- could have had a significant impact on the conventional hydroelectric power and marine energy sectors through changes to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's licensing process and the extension of incentives given by the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005. Though the legislation passed the Senate with an overwhelming bipartisan majority in April, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., has indicated it will not see his chamber's floor before Congress adjourns this month. "The House may want to claim that this bill cannot move forward because we are running out of time," Murkowski said. "The reality is that the House is attempting to run us out of time, in order to prevent this bill from moving forward, even though it contains the priorities of dozens of its members." Murkowski , who has championed a number of hydro-related efforts while serving as chair on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, said the Senate has already made a number of concessions for the House, making the House's apparent refusal to hear the bill all the more frustrating to the Senate. "Despite some recent assertions that there are many items left to be sorted out, we have now resolved all but two issues for our conference report," Murkowski said. "Both of those issues can easily be resolved, in plenty of time before congressional adjournment, if the will exists in the House to work through them in good faith. "In fact, on both issues, the Senate has already written and proposed the modifications we know are necessary to reach final agreement, only to receive no substantive response." If not passed during this Congressional session, the bill would have to begin a fresh start through the legislative process next year. Whether or not Trump's White House would make such sweeping changes a priority -- or agree to them -- is debatable. "We should capitalize on these long and hard-fought agreements and should enact them before going home for the year and having to start over again in the next Congress," Cantwell said. "If we miss this opportunity now, we are not likely to have one next year." Meanwhile, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act remains in consideration, though its passage is also in doubt. The WIIN Act is the result of bicameral negotiations that combines aspects from similar versions of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 passed separately by both the House and Senate earlier this year. The current Congressional session is officially scheduled to extend through December 16. However reports indicate legislators could decide to end it as early as today.

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    Thu, 8 Dec 2016

  2. NorthWestern Corp. announces new board members

    NorthWestern Corp., parent company as NorthWestern Energy announced that Tony Clark is joining the company's board of directors 

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    Fri, 9 Dec 2016

  3. Congress committees to see post-election shake up

    With the Republican Party maintaining control of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives , there won’t be dramatic change in the makeup of congressional committees dealing with energy and environment committees

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    Mon, 14 Nov 2016

  4. Entergy Doubts Legal Challenge in New York will Thwart Fitzpatrick Sale

    Denault also said during the quarterly earnings call that he doubts litigation over zero emissions credits (ZECs) in the state will be derailed by a lawsuit filed against the New York Public Service Commission will sink the sale.

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    Wed, 26 Oct 2016

  1. Entergy doubts legal challenge in New York will thwart FitzPatrick sale

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    Wed, 26 Oct 2016

  2. Brazil reviewing licensing, Petrobras’ future role

    Ibama, Brazil’s federal environmental regulator, is working on a faster, simpler, and standardized environmental licensing process, according to new director Rose Hofmann.

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    Fri, 28 Oct 2016

  3. Visit with congressmen begin API lame-duck session RFS reform push

    The American Petroleum Institute’s current and incoming chairmen of its Downstream Committee met with the two main cosponsors of a US House of Representatives bill that would reform the Renewable Fuels Standard as the trade association launched its effort to repeal or dramatically reform the ...

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    Wed, 16 Nov 2016

  4. Hydropower legislation sails through U.S. House of Representatives

    The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 sails through U.S. House of Representatives with a unanimous 422-0 vote.

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    Wed, 13 Feb 2013

  5. House Republicans prefer pipeline permit reforms to BLM methane rule

    Fifty-seven Republican members of the US House of Representatives , including Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (Utah), urged US Sec. of the Interior Sally Jewell to have the US Bureau of Land Management withdraw its proposed methane venting and ...

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    Thu, 28 Jul 2016

  6. Resolution opposing Obama’s crude oil tax passes US House

    The US House of Representatives approved a resolution opposing President Barack Obama’s proposal to impose a $10.25/bbl tax on crude oil to support new transportation systems’ research and development. H. Con. Res 112 was approved on June 10 by a 234-177 vote, largely along party lines. ...

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    Mon, 13 Jun 2016

  7. Senate vote sends 2016 pipeline safety bill to White House

    The US Senate unanimously approved an amended federal pipeline safety bill it received days earlier from the House of Representatives , sending it to the White House for President Obama’s signature.

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    Tue, 14 Jun 2016

  8. US House approves bill authorizing online offshore lease sales

    The US House of Representatives has approved a bill that would give the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management authority to conduct federal offshore oil and gas lease sales online. The measure, which Reps. Garrett Graves (R-La.) and Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) introduced on June 24, passed the House by ...

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    Wed, 7 Sep 2016

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