A parade of oil and gas industry representatives told legislators today that they are hard at work on reducing the amount of freshwater used in fracking. This is the Texas Legislature, which is enormously deferential to the industry, so the joint hearing of two House committees had the air of a casual fact-finding mission mixed with lots of oil-and-gas boosterism.
Tag Archives: Drought
Like the sound of a golden-cheeked warbler (ter-wih-zeee-e-e-e, chy), something rare was heard today at the Capitol: the science of climate change. Or more specifically, the intersection of global warming and drought.
In 2010, in his anti-government screed Fed Up!, Rick Perry speculated that the planet was “experiencing a cooling trend.” It was a ridiculous, nihilistically […]
The drought that began in late 2010 (or did it begin in 2009, or 2005, or 2003 with some wet periods in between?) is intensifying again.
Old Bluffton has been hidden under Lake Buchanan for most of the last 75 years, but severe droughts are bringing it back.
In early 2007, the commissioned a story on what then seemed a horrific drought. You may have forgotten the drought that crept into the […]