Posted on · The EPA was in Houston for an hours-long public hearing on new air quality rules -- rules that many in the oil and gas industry oppose.
Posted on · The agency says the so-called Wolfcamp shale in Texas contains 20 billion barrels of oil and 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas that are recoverable by hydraulic fracturing and other means.
Posted on · Texas may someday soon have a big electrical problem. Not a shortage of electricity. Just the opposite: too much electricity at the wrong time. Could it be “stored” in underground caverns?
Posted on · The agency proposes removing the toxic materials that were dumped by a paper mill.
Posted on · Texas produces more carbon dioxide than any other state in the country. That’s a problem because CO2 is a big cause of global climate change. But what...
Posted on · Last week, insurance companies complained to state lawmakers that it’s too easy in Texas to sue them over storm damage claims. This week, one of those cases made it all the way to the Texas Supreme Court.
Posted on · With Hurricane Matthew unleashing heavy rains on Florida, we wanted to get an update on a new, flood forecasting system we told you about back in April.
Posted on · Insurance companies say there are too many lawsuits over claims, but one skeptical senator asks, don't insurance companies make money by denying claims?
Posted on · After vowing six months ago to reach a consensus on a plan to protect the Houston Ship Channel's oil refineries and chemical plants from a direct-hit hurricane, the region's scientists said Wednesday they aren't there yet — and won't be until next year at the earliest.
Posted on · “There was supposed to have been pollution control equipment that was operating. It was not operated properly,” said Jim Blackburn, an environmental lawyer in Houston.
Posted on · In the past few days, air pollution levels in Houston have been spiking at levels considered unhealthy for the elderly and children and for people with health problems. Research points to a seasonal link to health effects.
Posted on · A big petroleum company in Houston is giving millions of dollars to save some of our area’s most valuable untouched land.
Posted on · Just a day after the U.S. Court of Appeals heard oral arguments over the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, Texas lawmakers held their own hearing. Republicans said new, federal environmental rules won’t be good for the state.
Posted on · A new report by a state agency says Texans are paying a little less for electricity. But when we dug into the data, we found big differences depending on where you live.
Posted on · A consulting firm surveys oil executives and finds they think the downturn in Houston’s oil & gas industry could last for many more months.