Energy & Environment

Coastal Residents Sue Plastics Plant on Water Pollution Claim

Posted on · State regulators have linked the plant to plastic pellets in nearby waters and are currently considering an enforcement action. But residents are suing in federal court, hoping for what would be, if they win, an unusually large fine.

Houston Matters

With Oil So Low, Why is Houston’s Petrochemical Industry Booming?

Posted on · While oil prices continue to remain in the $30 range, Houston’s oil and gas industry is struggling. But one industry that’s booming right now is the city’s petrochemical industry. That’s because oil is used by many petrochemical companies to make their products. That means things are booming in the city of Baytown and at the Port […]

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University Endowments and Petrochemical Boom: Wednesday’s Show (April 6, 2016)

Posted on · Amid rising tuition, some members of Congress want to know how private universities use their massive endowments. The lawmakers recently sent a letter to a number of schools, including Rice, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Christian University, asking for a response. On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask Houston Chronicle higher education reporter […]