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States seek ways to regulate steep air ambulance costs

States seek ways to regulate steep air ambulance costs

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The first time Jason Ebert needed an air ambulance, it saved his life. The second time, it nearly broke the bank. Both times, Montana doctors ordered Ebert flown 150 miles from Bozeman to Billings for treatment. But while insurance covered the first flight, the hospital called a for-profit service the second time, and Ebert got stuck ...

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Idaho House approves oil and gas regulation bill

Idaho House approves oil and gas regulation bill

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House on Monday approved legislation aimed at speeding up natural gas and oil production by changing the industry’s deadlines and decision-making process. Senate Bill 1339 would make the Idaho Department of Lands responsible for initial oil and gas decisions, while allowing the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to oversee and reverse such decisions. It ...

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Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project

Though New Hampshire leaders in Washington and Concord recently gave statements expressing concern about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, their actions have caused confusion among pipeline opponents about where they really stand. Last week, three members of the N.H. congressional delegation and the state’s governor spoke out against the interstate pipeline, which would pass through 17 towns in southern ...

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Marcellus permit activity in Pennsylvania

Permit activity in the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania saw a lot of action over the last week, along with the shale’s healthy registry, which is seeing even more push from health advocates. The process of finding a way to better monitor health complaints related to natural gas development is still ongoing, but health advocates are starting to push the ...

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Oil and gas task force has first meeting

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The oil and gas task force created by Gov. John Hickenlooper had its first meeting yesterday, according to a report by the Denver Business Journal. The task force was created in response to an inability of the Colorado state legislature to reach a compromise on ballot measures slated for November that if passed, could ...

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Hickenlooper: No special session on fracking

Ivan Moreno | The Associated Press DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper sent out a statement Wednesday morning conceding talks of a legislative compromise to the oil and gas local control debate have failed. “Over the past several months, we have worked with a bipartisan coalition to explore a legislative compromise that would avoid a series of expensive and divisive ballot ...

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Jindal’s anti-legacy lawsuit legislation may have unexpected repercussions

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Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media The legislation signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal last week is having wider effects that may not have been anticipated. While the legislation effectively killed the legacy lawsuit against 97 energy companies operating in Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish claims the new law actually supports the parish’s lawsuit against 19 energy companies. Mark Schleifstein reports for the ...

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Are fracking bans fair?

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media A slew of legislation aimed at banning hydraulic fracturing and the byproducts it creates has passed in the US in recent weeks. From the east to west coast, and lots of places in between, governments from the local to the state level have been putting their feet down on fracking – even, in many ...

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