By Kiah Collier/Texas Tribune A controversial radioactive waste dump in far West Texas is one step closer to being able to accept high-level nuclear waste. A controversial radioactive waste dump […]
In this volatile land of exploding oil & gas recovery, a new truth seeks out a blame. The reality of Peak Oil, trumpeted as the gas station marquees (before the experts even had time to line up over Hubbert’s equation), appears to be settling over us like smothering tenor.
First we attacked biofuels. Then the gas-price spike was prosperity’s child. Rarely do we hear anyone lamenting our own short-sightedness, the fact that for 40 years we collectively lambasted those who dared criticized our gluttonous domestic energy practices.
Now we are forced to reckon.
The oxygen-starved “cloud” — hypoxia explosion, or dead zone — at the bottom of the mighty Mississip’ was nearly 8,000 square miles last summer, about the size of New Jersey. […]
The radioactive waste contamination we know about won’t be cleaned up for several more decades because of Bush Administration budget shortfalls, Texas is gallumping along the path to opening a […]