In some cases, these “chemical releases” aren’t illegal. In others, state regulators give polluters the benefit of the doubt.
oil and gas
A Texas Town Stopped an Energy Giant from Drilling Next to a Day Care. But It’s Trying to Start Up Again.
Arlington’s experience shows how difficult it can be to stop greenhouse gas production – even when it’s putting children’s health at risk.
It’s long been an open secret that Texas’ oil and gas regulators are friendly to the industry. A new series of reports shows just how deep their ties go.
The Earthworks report is also the first analysis to identify what could constitute widespread illegal flaring in Texas oil fields.
After 20 years, the state’s most lucrative corporate welfare program comes to an end.
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.
One Texas oil and gas company left the state responsible for almost $10 million after its 2019 bankruptcy.
Groping. Catcalling. Crude texts. We spoke to women in the oil industry who say they faced sexual harassment and were punished for speaking out.
An environmental watchdog submitted evidence of dozens of violations, but the state’s environmental agency rarely followed up.