Although the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants goes to great lengths to describe the flexibility and generous timeline granted to the states, Texas industry and political leaders are unlikely to play nice. When it comes to the Obama EPA and Texas, nothing is easy.
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Rick Perry’s office refuses to release any information about the $40 million it’s offering Toyota to relocate to Texas, despite providing the Observer with similar information last year for a $12 million grant to Chevron.
Just four other governors answered Rick Perry’s call to defy a federal law designed to reduce prison rape.
Texas Central Railway, a private, for-profit Texas-based company, claims it can finance and build a high-speed rail line from Houston to Dallas by 2020.
The National Climate Assessment finds that Texas is getting hotter and drier, putting more stress on water resources, farmers and ecosystems. Meanwhile, the state’s environmental agency worries about the “environmental impact of the war on coal.”
Allies of Wendy Davis are going after Greg Abbott’s oversight of the mismanaged Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas.
Rick Perry gave Toyota $40 million to relocate to Texas from California but a company executive says Toyota was coming anyway.
For the last couple of months, the Davis campaign has put their emphasis on issues that don’t seem set to resonate with voters. What could they do instead?
This week in WTF: A man and his cattle cannot be torn asunder. Noblesse Oblige and the Texas Nationalist Movement. Don’t f*ck with Charlie Parker’s wife.
Maurice Chammah examines a declining trend in executions while profiling a small-town district attorney who must decide whether to seek the death penalty.