Renewables and carbon capture may be first on the chopping block.
As President Trump attempts to implement an energy policy that emphasizes fossil fuel development, energy and climate researchers are anxious about how they may be treated by the new administration, as well as potential cuts to federal research funding. Read More
Warren is the CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, the oil and gas company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Trans-Pecos pipeline.
Warren is the CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, the oil and gas company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Trans-Pecos pipeline. Read More
After more than a decade of questioning climate science, Perry softened his stance at his confirmation hearing on Thursday.
After more than a decade of questioning climate science, Perry softened his stance at his confirmation hearing on Thursday. Read More
Last year was the hottest on record globally. The 10 hottest years on record have all happened since 1998.
Last year was the hottest on record globally, just like 2015 and 2014. The 10 hottest years on record have all happened since 1998. Read More
Shortening the comment period by 15 days could burden citizens and reduce their opportunity to participate in the permitting process.
Legal experts say the move, carried out at an industry association's request, will hinder Texans' ability to engage in the process. Read More
In 2011, Texas sued to block an EPA rule. Now nine Texas coal plants are facing more stringent regulations as a result.
Texas’ latest attempt to dodge federal pollution regulations appears to have backfired, as the Environmental Protection Agency is now pushing more stringent regulations on the state’s coal plants. Unsurprisingly, utility companies aren’t happy. For years Texas and the EPA have … Read More
Trump could quickly take action that would render some of them obsolete, while others could see several more years of litigation.
Trump could quickly take action that would render some of them obsolete while others could see several more years of litigation. Read More
How a felon with a fake name convinced a federal agency and the Texas General Land Office to fast-track a controversial project in Port Aransas.
BARGING IN How a felon with a fake name convinced a federal agency and the Texas General Land Office to fast-track a controversial project in Port Aransas. When Mike Edwards walked into the Corpus Christi office of the U.S. Army … Read More
It’s no secret that Austin has some of the worst traffic in the nation. But a fix might be at hand with Proposition 1, a new $720 million bond initiative to improve the city’s transportation infrastructure. The initiative, which will lead to a $5 per month increase in taxes for residents who own a $250,000 home (more, if your house is worth more) that will help the city build roads, expand bike lanes, install smart traffic lights and construct sidewalks. The plan already has the approval of the city’s major local newspapers and biking and public transportation proponents, but this week one more group endorsed the bond: Environment Texas. It’s not difficult to see why environmental groups might support a transportation bond that provides more opportunities for Austinites to use public transportation, bike or walk. Nationally, vehicles are the top source of carbon dioxide emissions and in Texas transportation is responsible for 31 percent of the the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Diversifying transportation modes and reducing our reliance on gas-guzzling cars are a key strategy to cut down on carbon pollution and keep the planet from warming further. Environment Texas director Luke Metzger applauded the mobility bond’s holistic approach to solving Austin’s congestion woes, calling it a “historic investment in enabling people to walk and bike safely and get our buses moving more quickly.” “Bad decisions we make today about our transportation infrastructure could lock in pollution for decades,” he said in a press statement. “That’s why we must quickly pivot to new priorities. We need a clean transportation revolution, with clean and accessible mobility options for every resident of Texas.” You can read Environment Texas’ support for Prop 1 in full here. The group also has a new report out detailing policy recommendations for shifting to a carbon-free (including cars) transportation system.