In the nation’s largest oil and gas producing state, new federal methane emissions are only the first step in tackling climate change.
Hurricanes, a winter storm, and spring floods have left low-income Gulf Coast residents exhausted and cash strapped before this year’s season, with no significant aid in sight.
Unplugged wells could be quietly leaking millions of pounds of methane in West Texas.
The Permian Basin is ground zero for a billion-dollar surge of zombie oil wells.
Budget cuts and long term disinvestment in local environmental agencies have hobbled the states’ ability to oversee fracking.
Without advance warning about the true scale of power outages and the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, local officials say they were caught off guard, leaving residents to fend for themselves.
Many of them won’t face any consequences for the excess emissions that they pumped into the air, endangering the lives of communities downwind.
Playing the blame game.
The fossil fuel industry is using the same playbook to fight city climate plans around the country.
The main theme to emerge from the Lege’s blackout hearings? Mea culpas for thee, but not for me.