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Taxpayers Could End Up Paying for Abandoned Drilling Sites

Posted on · Among the many side effects of the drop in oil prices has been the issue of oil companies abandoning their drilling sites around Texas. Chris Tomlinson of the Houston Chronicle recently wrote about how taxpayers might end up paying to clean up these sites. And he tells Michael Hagerty why many of these companies are […]

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Reserve Pits, Houston’s Health, Indie Bookstores & Birding: Houston Matters for Wed., April 2, 2014

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Dave Fehling, Houston Public Media’s State Impact reporter for energy and the environment, about concerns related to what are known as “reserve pits” on drilling sites. These pits are dug on the site of a drilling rig and filled with waste that comes out of oil wells […]