Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tag: Texas

‘Worse than Texas’: Extreme anti-choice bills advance in multiple states

Republican lawmakers in at least four states this week advanced bills banning or limiting abortion access.

New reports allege Texas oil and gas regulator’s lax enforcement

When a Canadian company started drilling for oil and gas near Jim and Sue Franklin’s ranch in a small Permian Basin town...

Texas oil regulators profit from the companies they oversee

Texas has long hosted a large and powerful oil and gas industry.

Texas abortion law reflects GOP turn towards citizen enforcement

Is this the highest-profile example of a growing push by Republicans to give supporters broad power to sue over issues important to their base?

A chill wind: Texas unleashes bounty hunters on women

Texas' latest abortion ban deputizes ordinary citizens to hunt down and sue anyone who helps a woman get an abortion after 6 weeks (e.g. clinic staff, taxi drivers, someone who provided money for the procedure).

Abortion bounty hunters in Texas are not ‘whistleblowers’ — they’re cruel...

Aided by the U.S. Supreme Court, the state of Texas has now codified misogyny.

Texas company exposed by DeSmog for radioactive fracking waste practices threatens...

Both during and after DeSmog’s investigation, Lotus LLC has tried various approaches to keep information about the company under wraps.

‘We’re staying out’: Texas state democrats who fled to D.C. tell...

“We’re not going to be bullied and intimidated by anybody, including the governor or our colleagues. We have a job to be the voice of our constituents.”

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.

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As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives for profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.

Police chief arrested for selling meth

"DEA and our law enforcement partners will hold drug dealers accountable no matter who they are."

The height of folly: Safeboxes in the sky

Can’t our society find something better to do than give billionaires playpens over a quarter-mile up?

How media reports of ‘Clashes’ mislead Americans about Israeli-Palestinian violence

Accurate language in the reporting of Israeli-Palestinian violence is not only a concern for journalists’ credibility – it would also provide U.S. news consumers with a deeper understanding of the conditions on the ground and the deadly consequences.

Does Flint, Michigan, have clean water yet? The answer is complicated.

Even if the city has clean water, many people still struggle to accept that they’re being told the truth this time.