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'I have a responsibility to investigate the failures of our state regulatory agencies,' says Rep. Lon Burnam, an opponent of unbridled oil development.
During his 18 years in office, Texas state representative Lon Burnam has been the odd man out in a...
Oct 27, 2014 | Read More
The ploy to manufacture an imaginary public enemy called the 'anti-fracking industry' is not a substitute for controlling fracking's toxic air emissions.
Last week an oil and gas industry public relations front group called Energy in Depth published a...
Jul 29, 2014 | Read More
Hauling company that dumped toxic drilling waste over eight miles of road and never told authorities faces formal enforcement action.
A Texas waste hauling company that is already facing civil charges for a March accident that spread...
Jul 9, 2014 | Read More
'If I can make this a better place for people to live, then I have done my job.'
ALICE, Texas—Deputy Sheriff Hector Zertuche parked his pickup across the road from a gas and oil...
Jul 1, 2014 | Read More
Bob and Lisa Parr at their wedding in 2008, with Lisa's daughter, Emma.
Judge accepts jury verdict that awarded $2.9 million to family affected by air emissions from gas and oil wells near their Wise County home.
6/20/2014: This post has been updated to include a statement from Aruba. The judge presiding over a...
Jun 19, 2014 | Read More
If Judge Mark Greenberg decides in the Parr family's favor, the case could establish new legal standards for people fighting oil and gas industry.
A Texas judge will soon decide whether to accept a jury's $2.9 million award to a Wise County...
Jun 18, 2014 | Read More
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