Talking Jobs: Pipelines Don’t Just Threaten The Water

Sure, pipelines are good for oil companies, but what about jobs related to preserving nature and culture? Chip Colwell, University of Colorado Denver On his fourth day as U.S. president, […]

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Protectors: We Want Parks, Not Pipelines (VIDEO)

Calls for ETP CEO Kelcy Warren to resign Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission seat fill chamber. The “pipeline cowboy,” as Bloomberg News describes Energy Transfer Partners’ CEO Kelcy Warren, should […]

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White House Pipeline Push a War on Treaty Rights, Climate

Trump claims Keystone XL represents 28,000 jobs, multiplying most likely impact by 10 times, in latest ‘alternative fact’ peddled to American people President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed executive orders […]

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Contested Texas Pipeline Linked to Mexico’s Climate Pledge

But That’s No Reason Not to Fight Oil & Gas Development on Both Sides of the Rio Grande. Trampling of landowner rights. Failure to consult native tribes. Soiling a cherished […]

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New DOE spill response: “Oops!”

Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, two-time presidential candidate, and one-time Dancing With the Stars contestant, is reportedly President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Department of Energy — an […]

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Defend Big Bend: Indigenous Resistance to Texas Trans-Pecos Pipeline Growing

On Sunday, November 20, members of Defend Big Bend, the Society of Native Nations, and several tribal groups, marched from the Marfa Mystery Lights Viewing Area outside Marfa, Texas, to […]

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Driverless big rigs headed for the highway

In the opening of Steven Spielberg’s 1971 film Duel, an impatient salesman gets stuck behind a rattling, soot-belching tractor-trailer on a lonely stretch of California highway. Just before the truck’s […]

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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 […]

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Eagle Ford Fracking: Texas Doing Little To Protect Residents From Pollution

An eight-month investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel reveals Texas has done next to nothing to protect people in the Eagle Ford’s booming […]

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Goodbye to the Horny Toad? A Postcard from Kenedy, Texas

After wresting a semblance of its formerly wild self from the shop-lined canals and flood-control channels of the Alamo City, the San Antonio River winds its way through 60 miles of […]

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Lone Star Green: Policing The Oil Patch

Hector Zertuche’s first environmental crime occurred around 2009 when he discovered a truckload of oilfield drilling muds dumped on the banks of the Nueces River outside Sandia. “We matched the […]

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Eagle Ford’s Fracking Dumping Ground Learning To Stick Up For Itself

Frio County, Texas, Struggles with Fracking’s Leftovers (First published at the Texas Observer.) On a gravel road in rural Frio County, sheriff’s deputies are doing something they never thought they would—enforcing […]

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Fracking Texas, Recycling ‘Flowback,’ & Water Contamination

Billions of gallons of water are wasted each year to fracture shale formations around the country and free trapped oil and gas. After the water is shot down a well, […]

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Climate Activist Takes Valero’s Dirty Record Onto the Green at Charity Golf Event

I’ve been known to tap out some disgusted words about major SA employer, Valero Energy. There was a time the petrochemical company was buying (and begging) its way into the biodiesel […]

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Endangered Species Act Has Kept the Water Flowing in South Texas

Imagine you’re flying 20,000 feet above a tempestuous sea, fiddling with a stalling engine. As you walk the wing and hunch over the engine, you’re dropping tools and tossing out […]

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