Texas

Texas Regulator Says ‘Misunderstanding’ Is Making Millennials Shun Oilfield Jobs

Posted on · Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian told House lawmakers on Wednesday that the biggest threat to a burgeoning oil boom is "the acceptance of the politically-correct-driven environmental anti-oil and gas science"

Houston Matters

Does The Clean Water Act Need More Teeth?

Posted on · A new report says Texas industrial facilities had the most incidences of pollution being released into waterways at levels beyond what federal law allows. Houston Matters learns more and discusses what can be done to prevent such pollution.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Industrial Plants And Water Pollution, And Writer William T. Vollmann On Climate Change (April 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn more about a caravan of migrants arriving in Houston today to discuss the state’s so-called sanctuary cities law. We delve deeper into Houston's "apartment epidemic." We examine a new report about water pollution in Texas. Writer William T. Vollmann discusses his new two-volume series on climate change. And we learn about Sam Houston State's National Book Awards Festival.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Harvey’s Environmental Impact, And High Schoolers Bridging The Political Divide (March 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn more about the environmental impact of Hurricane Harvey. Then, some high school students have created an event aimed at bridging the nation's political divide. Also, we discover how NASA is using virtual reality technology. And we learn about efforts to preserve an historic fire station in Galveston.