The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s top energy analyst thinks coal helped end slavery. It didn’t, but the argument says a lot about the state’s discourse.
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In the past two years, Texas’ oil production has gone up 71 percent.
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.