gas leasing

Congress Allows Offshore Oil Drilling Ban to Expire

Congress Allows Offshore Oil Drilling Ban to Expire

WASHINGTON, DC, September 30, 2008 (ENS) – President George W. Bush today signed a consolidated appropriations bill that funds government operations through March 2009, including disaster relief. The measure also lifts a long-standing legislative ban on offshore oil and gas leasing cherished by conservationists. Earlier this year, President Bush lifted an executive moratorium on oil…

Paterson Pledges Environmentally Responsible Gas Development

Paterson Pledges Environmentally Responsible Gas Development

ALBANY, New York, July 24, 2008 (ENS) – New York state is preparing for a boom in its natural gas industry. The industry has expressed an interest in drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation, situated in southwestern New York and the Catskill Mountains. Most of the Marcellus Shale deposits lie beneath Tennessee,…