Friday, May 14, 2021

Tag: Texas

Keep thinking outside the box

Climate change is caused by too much reliance on fossil fuels – and yet the United States continues to rely upon them.

Where does the buck stop in Texas?

Texas Republicans took money from the utilities they failed to regulate. Now they’re pointing the finger elsewhere for power failures.

Fossil freeze: Deadly Texas catastrophe shows how natural gas systems can...

Climate scientists warn that what lies ahead for all of us isn’t simply “global warming,” it’s what some call global weirding.

Lawsuit challenges permits for some of Texas’ largest polluters, alleges state...

“Until we get control of the emissions in those disproportionate areas or overburden areas. I think all permitting should be stopped until we get a handle on it.”

Trump administration plans to cut federal funding for Covid testing sites

“The pandemic is clearly getting worse in states nationwide—and instead of trying harder to stop it, President Trump is apparently trying harder to hide it.”

Texas closes hundreds of polling sites in areas where minorities vote

“For many people, and particularly for voters of color, older voters, rural voters, and voters with disabilities, these burdens make it harder — and sometimes impossible — to vote.”

West Texas fracking boom sputters as Apache Corp. admits firm lost...

The losses are “a preview of the impacts of the inevitable decline of the oil and gas industry on a broad scale.”

New study says earthquakes in Texas are caused by fracking

So far this year TexNet seismographs have recorded 209 earthquakes, compared to 192 in 2018.

Texas loosens gun restrictions less than a day after a mass...

"We are the only country that struggled with gun violence at this level. Other countries respond to tragedy."

‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

Precedents Set: Big $$ Penalty Fueled by Key Citizen Evidence

 Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet...

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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

What’s up with the herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”