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Nuclear Waste

Posted on · Because of high energy costs, nuclear power is back in the news. But leaders in Congress are increasingly concerned about how to deal with the radioactive waste created during the process of makingnuclear power. Laura Strickler reports from Capitol Hill. Despite the growing faith of local and state officials in the safety of nuclear power […]

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Port Security

Posted on · The controversy over the Dubai Ports World takeover of operations in six east coast cities has shone a spotlight on gaps in port security nationwide. The Port of Houston is no exception. Just last week, local officials went to Washington to ask for more Customs Inspectors. Despite that, the Port of Houston is believed to […]

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Delay Politics

Posted on · Texas Republican Congressman Tom Delay’s indictment and smiling mug shot are fodder for democrats, but only if they can seize the opportunity. So far, polls indicate the tide has yet to turn. Political operatives say those who staked their success on Delay are re-evaluating tactics for 2006. But despite his fall, Delay still attends leadership […]

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Eckels Testifies on Capitol Hill

Posted on · Harris County Judge Robert Eckels testified before a Senate Committee today. He asked for federal money to reimburse Harris County for its generosity to Katrina evacuees. He also had praise for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Eckels says he’s satisfied with the immediate federal assistance for Medicaid and Medicare post Katrina. But he says Harris […]

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LNG Facilities Planned for Texas

Posted on · Five liquefied natural gas facilities are planned for Texas, more than any other state. Some lawmakers are worried the energy bill, currently being debated, would allow the federal government to determine where these facilities will be built. This would override state and local concerns, but Texas lawmakers aren’t worried. Click to Listen Texas Republican Senator […]