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How Dangerous is Fracking Wastewater Being Dumped Into the Gulf of Mexico?

Posted on · More than 70 billion gallons of wastewater from fracking was dumped into the Gulf of Mexico between 2010 and 2014. That’s according to federal environmental officials and information garnered in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. We learn more from Kristen Monsell, a staff attorney with the Houston-based Center for Biological Diversity, and […]

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Do We Need to Know What’s in Fracking Fluid?

Posted on · In 2011, Texas lawmakers passed a hydraulic fracturing disclosure law touted as a demonstration of transparency, but which gives oil and gas companies wide latitude to withhold the chemical makeup of the frack water they use if they deem it proprietary information. This makes efforts to establish just what goes into that fracking fluid a […]

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GOP Presidential Race in Texas: Wednesday’s Show (February 24, 2016)

Posted on · Houston Public Media and the Hobby Center for Public Policy have conducted their first statewide election poll, examining the GOP presidential race here in Texas ahead of Super Tuesday. We unveil the findings on today’s Houston Matters. As we dig into the numbers (which will be made available starting at noon here), we also explore what’s motivating […]