Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tag: Texas

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.

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.”

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Personal interview: Abby Martin what are the prospects for peace?

Abby Martin is an American journalist, TV presenter and activist who continues her work opposing imperialism and promoting peace, as an independent filmmaker and journalist.

Bogus “rugged individualism” corrodes our social fabric, fueling violent protest & pandemic mayhem

Either “rugged individualism” is exposed as a mistaken, scam mythology, disrupting and exploiting what’s good for the many -- or we face something closer to “rugged extinction.”

Oklahoma Supreme Court puts temporary hold on 3 abortion laws due to go into...

“All of these laws have the same goal: to make it harder to get an abortion in Oklahoma.”
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Don’t believe corporate America’s ‘labor shortage’ bullshit. This is an unofficial general strike.

What’s really happening is more accurately described as a living-wage shortage, a hazard pay shortage, a childcare shortage, a paid sick leave shortage, and a health care shortage.
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Minneapolis cop charged after killing innocent man with patrol car

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced that Officer Brian Cummings has been charged with felony counts of second degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide.