Keeping Fossil Fuels Underground Makes No Sense

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For the average American, energy has never been more affordable. The Keep it in the Ground Movement would change that. Opinion editor Mike Perry asks and address the question, "What would happen if climateers succeed in their campaign to keep fossil fuels in the ground?" in an opinion piece for for USNews. 

Click here to visit USN and read the full article.

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Regulatory Reform Under the Trump Administration

The Trump Regulatory Game Plan

Message to businesses and families: It’s OK to plan for the future.

An Opinion article featured in the Wall Street Journal by Neomi Rao. Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget.

Dec. 13, 2017 7:09 p.m. ET

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"Today's Digital Oilfield: Dangers and Opportunities" Webcast

Free Video webcast airing 9 January: "Today's Digital Oilfield: Dangers and Opportunities

This virtual panel discussion, airing 9 January, 2018, will explore the risks and benefits that can accrue from these cutting-edge technologies.

Cybersecurity is a major topic, not just for our industry, but for virtually anyone who touches the Internet. Siv Houmb, CEO of Secure-NOK, and Chair of the IADC ART Cybersecurity Subcommittee, will walk us though the real risk of a cyberattack on drilling assets, motivations behind possible attacks, regulatory initiatives, potential solutions and more.

While the bogeymen of cybervillainy are real and insidious, the upside of digital technology holds great promise for improved efficiencies. One of the most promising is blockchain, the technology behind the burgeoning global Internet currency Bitcoin. Andrew Bruce, CEO of Data Gumbo, will detail the potential for blockchain in oil and gas, including smart contracts that can remove time, expense, and mistrust.

Panelists:

  • Siv Hilde Houmb, CEO, Secure-NOK, and Chair, IADC ART Cybersecurity Subcommittee
  • Andrew Bruce, CEO, Data Gumbo
  • Mike Killalea, Group VP/Publisher, IADC & DrillingContractor.org (moderator)

Mark your calendar for our virtual panel discussion on 9 January. No charge to attend!

To register for this free webcast, click here. If you have already registered for this event, please be on the lookout for your login email on the morning of 6 September.

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MNRTF Board Approves $40.3 Million in Recreation Grants

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, supported by oil and gas lease royalties, continues to make a major impact on Michigan's great outdoors.

Recently, the MNRTF Board recommended more than $40 million in grants for outdoor recreational development and land acquisition projects to the state Legislature.

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Enbridge temporarily stops flow in Line 5 due to inclement weather in accordance with agreement with State

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 5, 2017

 

Enbridge temporarily stops flow in Line 5 due to inclement

weather in accordance with agreement with State

 LANSING, Mich. – High winds and waves in the Straits of Mackinac today has prompted Enbridge Energy to temporarily suspend operation of its Line 5, meeting one of the provisions in a recent agreement between the State of Michigan and Enbridge aimed at safeguarding the Great Lakes.

 

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Webinar Opportunity! "Geologic Mapping to Empower Communities: Examples from the Great Lakes

Geologic Mapping to Empower Communities: Examples from the Great Lakes

The American Geosciences Institute's Critical Issues Program free webinar

 Wednesday December 6, 2017, at 1:30 PM EST.

To register for this webinar, click here: https://crm.americangeosciences.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=80

 

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Enbridge/State of Michigan Agreement

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This week, Enbridge and the State of Michigan signed an agreement setting forward a plan to improve coordination between the company and the State for the operation and maintenance of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, while providing enhanced transparency to the citizens of Michigan.

Here are seven ways this agreement protects Michigan’s waters:

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Oil and Gas Production Software STEM Scholarship

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Oil and Gas Production Software STEM Scholarship

Please help share this incredible scholarship opportunity for women in STEM from GreaseBook, an oil and gas software production company. 

Click Here to Apply!

Award: $500 (multiple scholarships to be awarded)

Type: Rolling scholarship to be awarded annually, so be sure to leave it up!

Deadline: May 31, 11:59pm

Winner Announcement: June 30

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EPA draft Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022 highlights three goals

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The EPA’s draft Strategic Plan highlights three goals designed to guide the agency through 2022. 

These goals are:

Core Mission: Deliver real results to provide Americans with clean air, land, and water.

Cooperative Federalism: Rebalance the power between Washington and the states to create tangible environmental results for the American people.

Rule of Law and Process: Administer the law, as Congress intended, to refocus the Agency on its statutory obligations under the law.

 

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Sign Up to Send a Letter to the Editor!

In 2018 we look to step up our outreach reach and engagement with Michigan communities and local legislators. Placing customized, personalized Letters to the Editor or Opinion Editorials in your area publications is an easy and effective way to move important messages. In 2017, we’ve used these strategically placed pieces to educate the public on Michigan’s critical infrastructure

 

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