Attacks on US energy infrastructure across the US are increasing. Meanwhile, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is mulling shifting more security obligations from plant owners to local law enforcement.
Tag: Gulf Coast
Race for ‘Green’ Gas Profits Leaving Much in the Dark
Special report: Rival U.S. firms lob differing, and debatable, climate claims as they market so-called ‘green’ liquefied natural gas to a warming world. Jeffrey Ball | Canary Media By night, the industrial operation sprawling across the marshland of Louisiana’s southwest tip seems otherworldly. The 1.6-square-mile complex of tubes, tanks and machinery […]
Corpus Christi ‘Clean Slate’ Council Candidates Target Industrial Misbehavior on Gulf Coast
Community outrage over massive desalination project helps bind four local candidates challenging the logics of extraction at epicenter of US oil exports.
Wind Power Rush Headed to Gulf of Mexico
Upcoming offshore wind farms in the Gulf of Mexico could bring jobs as well as clean energy to Texas communities.
Galveston Oil Spill: Assessing the Damage
From either an ecological or public relations perspective, the Galveston Bay oil spill in March that released 168,000 gallons of thick, residual oil had the makings of a disaster. The peak spring migration was nearing and birds returning from their Latin American wintering grounds had begun crowding Texas estuaries. A […]
South Texas Project One Of The Most Vulnerable U.S. Nuclear Reactors
Years ago I had a semi-public disagreement (as much as Twitter snipes can be considered “public”) with another SA writer about what I considered the San Antonio Express-News‘ failure to consider worst-case radiological-release scenarios during the proposed (and since failed) expansion of the South Texas Project nuclear complex on the Texas Gulf […]
Sea-Level Rise in Texas: Science & Self-Censorship In An Age of Urgency
A new report on the dangers of accelerating sea-level rise along the Texas Gulf Coast from a coalition of leading scientists and state research institutions is a call to action. However, while the report “The Risk of Rising Sea Level: Texas Universities Ready and Able to Help Coastal Communities Adapt” (pdf), pulls […]