Houston Matters

What’s the Best Way to Break America’s Dependence on Foreign Oil?

Posted on · We talk with John Hofmeister. The former Shell Oil president has a lot of ideas about America’s energy future, on what it should be based, and how it should be regulated. (In the past, he’s called for an independent energy regulator similar to the Chairman of the Federal Reserve). Hofmeister is the founder and CEO of the advocacy […]

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Smoking in Houston, John Hofmeister, and Women in Space: Houston Matters for Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Posted on · Earlier this month, the City of Houston expanded its no smoking policy to all public pedestrian plazas. It’s just the latest in many ongoing policies nationwide to discourage smoking in general, and specifically reduce second-hand smoke in public. Some smokers feel unreasonably persecuted. Some non-smokers feel current policies don’t go far enough. On this edition […]