EPSC December 2012 Newsletter

EPSC recently published its December 2012 newsletter. You may download a copy of our December 2012 newsletter here.  

Energy Producing States Coalition December 2, 2012 Meeting, Austin, Texas

The Energy Producing States Coalition (EPSC) met on Sunday, December 2, 2012 in conjunction with the Council of State Governments National Convention in Austin, Texas. There were in excess of 35 attendees at the meeting, including numerous state legislators and staff, state executive branch leaders and staff, corporate, trade association and community organization representatives. Elected officials representing five states, Alaska, … Read More

Draft Evaluation Report on the Keystone XL Pipeline

EPSC membership strongly support TransCanada’s revised route through Nebraska, and concurs with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) draft evaluation that the proposed re-route of the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska appropriately addresses all concerns raised by Nebraskans and meets or exceeds all environmental, social, and economic standards.  Now that the DEQ and TransCanada have confirmed the safety of … Read More

EPSC Announces New Leadership

During its recent Austin, TX meeting, the Energy Producing States Coalition announced Utah Representative Roger Barrus as its new Chairman and Alaska Senator Cathy Giessel as its new Chairman-elect. Rep. Barrus presented his goals for the group for his term. They included: formalizing collaboration with elected officials through organizations like the Western States Caucus; determining the appropriate messaging so that … Read More

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Keystone XL

The EPSC membership supports the completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline.  The line will support the creation of more than 20,000 jobs in the U.S. – more than 13,000 construction jobs and 7,000 manufacturing jobs – representing work for pipefitters, welders, electricians, heavy equipment operators and other sectors in virtually every state in the U.S. Since 2008, more than 100 … Read More

Hydraulic Fracturing

The EPSC membership believes hydraulic fracturing is an essential well completion technology for the development of unconventional resources, such as natural gas that is trapped in shale rock formations. Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling apply the latest technologies and make it commercially viable to recover shale gas and oil. Without it, we would lose 45 percent of domestic natural gas … Read More