State Regulation

Mike Lee



Mike is an Energywire reporter based in Dallas-Fort Worth. Since joining E&E News in 2013, he has written extensively about energy regulation and the impact of oil and gas development on communities, including hydraulic fracturing, air and water pollution, pipeline construction, traffic problems, and landowner disputes. He also covers state politics, business news and environmental issues. Before joining E&E News he was an energy reporter for Bloomberg News and wrote for several Texas newspapers including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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Gas flaring not as bad as reported — study

Texas' natural gas flaring is not as big a problem as some critics have portrayed it, one of the state's top energy regulators said yesterday in addressing a controversy with implications for greenhouse gas emissions and his own political career.


3 oil and gas fights to watch

Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Oklahoma are battling some of the biggest challenges facing the U.S. oil and gas industry in their legislatures this month, including how to cope with a drilling surge, oversee oil field wastewater disposal and regulate pipelines that are angering local communities.