COVID-19 is Buying Time for Gulf Coast Towns Fighting Oil and Gas Projects

by | Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 11:25 CST
In Surfside Beach, Port Aransas, and elsewhere, contentious new infrastructure projects may be stalled by the accelerating pandemic.

R.I.P. Pickens Plan [UPDATED]

Boone Pickens unceremoniously drops wind from his energy plan

Updated below For two years, Boone Pickens has been getting millions of dollars’ worth of criticism-free media exposure for the Pickens Plan – his much-prai...Read More

The End of the Hill Country [UPDATED]

The long-simmering tension between water conservation and Drill, Baby, Drill is coming to a boil

Updated below We just put out a special issue on water in Texas. So did Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine. In May, Texas Monthly did one of their Top 20 lists...Read More

Weems Discovers the Hazards of Experience

Jeff Weems, candidate for Railroad Commissioner, faces attacks for his connections to BP—from an opponents without connections to anyone

Experience in politics is a lot like sex in college. You probably want to have some–no one wants to be a prude–but too much and you might start hear...Read More

The BP Screw-Up We Almost Didn’t Hear About

While oil leaked into the Gulf, toxic chemicals spewed from BP's refinery in Texas City

If the most-hated corporation in America releases a massive quantity of toxic chemicals and nobody hears about it does it matter? Two weeks before BP began wrec...Read More

There’s Something in the Water

Scientists take a closer look at the chemicals coming out of your tap.

Bryan Brooks has spent a lot of time wading in Pecan Creek, a small Denton stream, searching for mutant fish. For some time, Brooks and his colleagues from the ...Read More