Energy & Environment

Illegal air pollution in Texas dropped more than 50% during the pandemic. Experts fear it’s an outlier

Posted on · A new report analyzing data gathered by the TECQ finds the drop stemmed largely from the pandemic-related downturn in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries, and rising production in 2021 is already leading to a comparable rise in illegal pollution.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: HPD’s New Cite And Release Program, And Oil And Gas Companies Reluctantly Embrace New Technology (Sept. 29, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Inside HPD's new cite and release program, why so few oil and gas companies are embracing new technology, and indigenous activists fight to protect the environment in their communities.


Full Show: Bidding War For Anadarko, And Ageism In Politics (April 24, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A bidding war for Anadarko, our weekly political roundup, the age of political candidates, and HGO's world premiere of The Phoenix.

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Full Show: Oil Prices Spike, And The Right Way To Treat A Snake Bite (April 22, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Why oil prices have spiked, addressing bike safety, a suspected serial killer dies in prison, inside the annual Houston Venom Conference, and the latest on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Chevron Buying Anadarko, And Understanding The Texas Constitution (April 12, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Chevron plans to buy Anadarko Petroleum, we get better acquainted with the Texas Constitution, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and former soccer star Abby Wambach discusses her new book.

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Full Show: Bush’s Houston Funeral, And OPEC Meeting’s Impact On Oil And Gas (Dec. 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We bring you live coverage of Pres. George H.W. Bush's private funeral in Houston. Then, we examine how OPEC's meeting today might affect the oil and gas industry here. Local author Alison Baumann discusses her new book. And a Rice professor studies how humans learn.