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Goldilocks And The Price Of Oil In Texas

Posted on · In the past year, oil hit a high of $111 a barrel. It's been dropping lately into the 90'. No one really knows where the price is headed next. But in Texas, they’ll tell you where it is right now is about as good as it gets. StateImpact Texas reporter Dave Fehling has the story of the "Goldilocks price."

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Lawyer Says Mass Lawsuits Will Change Industry Behavior

Posted on · The chemical industry says it's making great progress in reducing pollution from its facilities. But some people who live near those plants couldn't disagree more. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling is back from the latest place where the two sides are clashing in Texas. A place where a lawyer representing thousands of residents says he has found a way of to enforce environmental laws more effectively than the government can.

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Orphans of the Oil Fields: The Cost of Abandoned Wells

Posted on · They are the orphans of the oil fields: wells that have been abandoned by their owners. There are thousands in Texas and some could be a danger to the environment. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling looks at how this legacy is also costing the state — and the industry — millions of dollars to clean-up.

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A History Of The Texas Land Grab

Posted on · In the final installment of a series on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Mose Buchele of StateImpact Texas, in partnership with StateImpact Oklahoma, reports on what happens when laws favoring landowners come into conflict with pipeline companies granted the power to seize land.

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This Land Is Your Land, Now It’s Our Land

Posted on · In part three of a four-part series on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Terrence Henry of StateImpact Texas, in partnership with StateImpact Oklahoma, reports on the fight over property rights, which has spurred some Texas landowners to take the company building the pipeline to court.

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Keystone XL Pipeline: Will Canadian Crude Make it Leak?

Posted on · This is the second of a four-part collaborative series by StateImpact Texas and Oklahoma on the economic and environmental impact of the Keystone XL pipeline. It would run right through Texas and Oklahoma. Our StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling dissects for us one of its critics' biggest concerns: that the pipeline has a unique risk for rupturing.

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Cushing, Oklahoma: From Breakneck To Bottleneck

Posted on · In part one of a four-part series on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Logan Layden of StateImpact Oklahoma, in partnership with StateImpact Texas, reports from the tip of the pipeline’s southern leg, where tens of millions of barrels of oil are waiting to make their way to Texas refineries.

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Why Texas Water Planners Worry About Mussels

Posted on · Finding enough water to meet the needs of Texas has been a big challenge this past year because of the drought. But there's something else that the state's water "planners" are now concerned about. StateImpact Texas reporter, Dave Fehling, tells us about a little creature that lives in texas streams and rivers.

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Down On The Farm In Texas: Poultry And Pollution

Posted on · Americans are now eating more chicken than beef or pork. To meet the demand is an industry some have dubbed "big chicken." Texas has become a major player ranking sixth in the nation for poultry production. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling reports why that's raising concerns about something that might surprise you: pollution.