On August 12, 2023, after enduring nearly a month of triple-digit temperatures Garcia, at age 56, passed away. Residents are now seeking to hold city and state agencies accountable for his death.
‘Climate Science, The Good, The Bad, and The Wicked’ promises a think tank for climate intervention in Texas—and you’re invited.
In this heavily drilled North Texas city, a UK-based investigative reporter finds echoes of TotalEnergie’s oil exploitation of Nigeria, Iraq, and Kurdistan.
Residents of Corpus Christi, home to six refineries and the busiest oil export port in the United States, suffer from a utility burden that is more than twice the national average. Deceleration’s mapping project shows how utility burden, asthma, and of health insurance is linked for many across the four-county Corpus area.
Hazards from high temperatures inspire oil and gas companies to vent more than 500,000 pounds of toxins during 17 reported events. The Texas regulator did not respond to questions from Inside Climate News.
The Texas Lege’s failure to reform energy-intensive bitcoin mining in Texas means the industry will continue to expand alongside record-setting grid demand, extreme weather disasters, water strain, and rising consumer energy costs. Second thoughts, anyone?
A more accurate title for the book would have been “This Is Why I Think You Should Blow Up a Pipeline,” but it wouldn’t have sold nearly as many copies.
Deceleration breaks down the (mostly) very bad, no good bills grinding through the Texas Legislature, noting some stuff we’re happy to see expire, and things that could actually be good if Governor Abbott signed them.