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Texas

An oil pump jack operates in Texas.
Many benefits being touted by Keystone supporters are being delivered by the domestic oil rush. 'It's become a political football more than anything.'
The ongoing U.S. oil boom has flooded the Gulf Coast with domestic crude to levels not seen in...
Nov 6, 2013 | Read More
Landowner David Whitley stands next to Keystone XL repair site.
Dozens of "anomalies" — dents and welds — in need of repair on southern leg of Keystone XL thrusts controversial pipeline in the spotlight again.
A Canadian company is repairing dozens of defects along the newly laid southern leg of the Keystone...
Jun 5, 2013 | Read More
Landowner Eleanor Fairchild (right) and actress Daryl Hannah (left) were arreste
Eleanor Fairchild, 78, is among more than 30 activists arrested since August for using nonviolent civil disobedience to protest the Keystone XL in Texas.
Eleanor Fairchild has been arrested twice: once outside the White House in August 2011 and again...
Nov 14, 2012 | Read More
Hail storm
Property damage from just two intense hailstorms that pelted large cities recently could exceed $1.5 billion.
While the nation is fixated on the punishing heat and drought gripping the United States, parts of...
Jul 18, 2012 | Read More
The Sulphur River in Lamar County, Texas
The Army Corps is not responding to an EPA scientist's letter about 61 water crossings in Texas as the White House works to expedite pipeline approval.
An EPA letter that was once a mere blip on the radar for the Keystone XL oil pipeline may now be...
Jun 7, 2012 | Read More
Two ranchers walk across parched dried soil in Culberson County, Texas.
Temperature data shows the Texas heat wave wouldn't have occurred without warming, Hansen claims. Others aren't ready to draw such a definitive conclusion.
For three months last summer, temperatures in Texas soared higher than at any time in recorded...
Jan 31, 2012 | Read More
City of Austin Power Plant
Efficiency firms in Austin in particular say they're experiencing a boom in business as residents try to keep cool for less electricity and money
As heat-swamped Texans crank up the A.C. to fend off triple-digit temperatures, many more residents...
Aug 17, 2011 | Read More
flaring from a natural gas well
Opponents of the practice say it causes air pollution, boosts global warming and wastes natural resources
Flaring of natural gas from wells is on the upswing in Texas and North Dakota as oil and gas...
Jul 27, 2011 | Read More
Houston Mayor Annise Parker
As America's oil capital continues its push to build a greener economy, cleantech innovators are finding a home in an unlikely town
Houston's Texas-sized push to build a cleaner, more competitive economy is luring alternative...
Jun 22, 2011 | Read More
JT Deely coal station
Facing $3 billion in coal plant retrofits, CPS chief executive says: 'We've chosen to invest those dollars today in clean sources that are affordable'
HOUSTON, Texas—CPS Energy, a municipal utility in San Antonio, Texas, plans to shut its two-unit,...
Jun 21, 2011 | Read More