Tag Archives: Environment
A weakening El Niño, assisted by climate change, is driving scorching temperatures in Texas.
El Niño usually cools us down, but this year, climate change was stronger than the periodic weather phenomenon, scorching the west and heating up the coast....Read More
Texas Congressman Lamar Smith and Attorney General Ken Paxton claim fraud investigations infringe on Exxon’s First Amendment rights.
Texas Congressman Lamar Smith and Attorney General Ken Paxton claim fraud investigations infringe on Exxon’s First Amendment rights. But it's complicated....Read More
'Trespassing Across America' grapples with the damage inflicted on the planet by tar sands oil.
In 'Trespassing Across America,' Ken Ilgunas sets out to discover what Keystone XL backers really believe. He walks a long way, but never quite gets there....Read More
Locals called the environmental regulators' decision ‘unconscionable.’
Locals called the TCEQ's decision "unconscionable," saying that wastewater from the mine will pollute drinking water for Maverick County residents....Read More
A Texas think tanker’s latest book espouses the virtues of fossil fuels and argues that countries should resist shifting to renewables.
As Kathleen Hartnett White praised the “expanding benefits” of fossil fuels and the “breathtaking” development of fracking during her Wednesday talk at ...Read More
In a letter sent to three state agencies on Wednesday, El Paso State Senator José Rodríguez demanded an explanation for the “apparent lack of response” to...Read More
The Clinton versus Sanders fight largely lay dormant at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention — until it really, really didn't.
Though Texas Democratic Party officials had worked hard to paper over the divisions between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters throughout the weekend...Read More
Searchable tool places 2.3 million Texans within a half mile of potentially hazardous oil and gas operations.
A new searchable app lets Texans find out how close their homes, schools and hospitals are to some of the state's worst polluters: the oil and gas industry....Read More