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How Halting The Keystone XL Pipeline Could Affect Houston (Jan. 22, 2021)

On Friday’s show: How Pres. Biden’s pipeline decision could affect Houston, taking stock of the major natural disasters in 2020, and what you’d add to the Constitution.


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On Friday’s Houston Matters: In his first hours in office, Pres. Joe Biden revoked the construction permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would have carried oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Several Houston-area Republicans are already criticizing the move. We examine how the decision might affect the energy industry.

Also this hour: How 2020 stacked up in terms of global temperatures and climate changed-fueled natural disasters.

Then, what would you add to the Constitution if you could?

And we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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