Tag Archives: Texas Railroad Commission
Lowlights include failing to track chemical spills during floods and rejecting the link between earthquakes and fracking.
Thanks to investigative reporting, this year we learned of new ways the powerful in this state are messing with Texas. From failing to oversee toxic waste injec...Read More
The Sunset Commission nixed a recommendation to change the Texas Railroad Commission’s name to one that actually describes its role regulating oil and gas....Read More
A report showing the proximity of schools and daycare centers to fracking wells should serve as a wakeup call to Texas lawmakers, environmental groups say....Read More
Following an Observer investigation into loose coal regulations that could put taxpayers on the hook for mine cleanup, green groups are demanding change....Read More
With little more than a promise, the Texas Railroad Commission is trusting a struggling coal industry to pay for the cost of cleaning up old mines.
In mid-2014, Texas’ biggest utility, Energy Future Holdings, was about to file for bankruptcy, and Texas regulators suddenly had a big problem on their hands...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
Tribal leaders say binational coal companies are mining on sacred ancestral lands.
Dos Republicas opponents hope bringing attention to the mine's effects on local tribes could open a new front in the fight against the low-grade coal mine....Read More
The former Fort Worth Democrat had major newspaper endorsements, environmental groups’ support and outspent his opponents, only to lose by double-digits.
The former Fort Worth Democrat had major newspaper endorsements and environmental groups’ support and outspent his opponents, only to lose by double-digits....Read More