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Mary Schimke is Managing Editor for Energy Media Group. Mary Schimke is Editor at Energy Media Group. She brings to the table 15 years of teaching, editing, and management experience. She graduated in 1999 from Minot State University with a BS in Education and a major in English. She has worked as a freelance editor for several independent clients in a variety of disciplines. Mary is currently a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University studying literary theory, criticism, and writing.

Energy-producing states blast Obama climate change plan

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices and even power outages, attorneys general from two energy-producing states said Tuesday. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt told a Senate panel that the administration’s plan to cut heat-trapping pollutants from coal-fired power ...

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North Dakota legislative update

The North Dakota Legislature finished up its 64th assembly Wednesday afternoon with notable items accomplished on a long list of bills. While not all the items on the table were resolved, such as funding for the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), several bills were passed and signed into law. Specific information about each bill in this was obtained from the ...

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Mark Sanford opposes offshore testing, drilling

CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is on record against offshore seismic testing and drilling for oil. Sanford announced Monday he is asking the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management not to allow seismic testing off the South Carolina coast. Sanford says under the current system, state officials would not have access to the results of seismic ...

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Dems predict ‘nightmare’ under North Dakota oil tax rewrite

Bismarck, N.D.— North Dakota Democrats are predicting a “nightmare scenario” for future state revenues if the Republican-led Legislature radically restructures oil taxes as a hedge against falling crude prices. Democrats released an analysis on Tuesday that predicts North Dakota could lose more than $6 billion over the next decade if an incentive to oil companies is cut in exchange for ...

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Morning radio show discusses fracking and drilling with Shale Plays Media contributor Rob Port

Shale Plays Media contributor Rob Port will appear on Saturday Morning Live, a live broadcast radio show in KGMI 790 radio based in Bellingham, Washington. The show works to educate and inform people about the value of individual liberty and how it is being affected in a positive or negative way through political or outside influences. Host Jacob Deschenes will ...

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From the East Coast, Bakken Oil’s outlook not so bad

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Doom and gloom over production declines, and a rapid decline in oil-field jobs has many people worried in North Dakota, but the outlook sketched in by analysts and energy leaders in Denver, Colorado, at the recent DUG Bakken/Niobrara Conference sponsored by Houston-based Hart Energy, presented a different picture. “Keep Calm and Drill On,” the slogan emblazoned on ...

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Natural gas industry offers stability for Western Pennsylvania economy, experts say

The natural gas industry must become a bigger part of the Western Pennsylvania economy if the region is going to keep pace with job growth around the rest of the nation, economists said Wednesday. “Pittsburgh has not latched on to any current driving forces, economic sparks,” said Kurt Rankin, an economist at PNC Financial Services, during a roundtable discussion Downtown ...

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Watch the LIVE stream of the Ark-La-Tex Oilfield Expo

Watch the live stream video as Shale Plays Media President and CEO, Lewis Amicone, interviews 42 industry executives at the Ark-La-Tex Oilfield Expo this Wednesday and Thursday from the Shreveport Convention Center, downtown Shreveport, Louisiana. Get a glimpse of what oil and gas professionals and CEO’s are saying about current business practices, innovations and their take on the current state of the ...

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Shale News app now available in both Apple and Android markets

Shale Plays Media is pleased to announce the launch of their new comprehensive mobile news application, providing energy industry headlines and Shale Plays Media exclusive stories. The application features content from its network of six news sites including breaking headlines as well as up-to-date business, housing, jobs, and industry news from across the globe. The application also features current weather ...

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