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Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune

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Texas GOP leaders pushing for high-dollar, long-delayed flood infrastructure projects

September 11, 2017In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for the construction of flood control infrastructure in the Houston...

In Harvey-swamped Houston, rescues by canoe, kayak — even monster truck

August 30, 2017HOUSTON — Chris Ginter propelled the monster truck cautiously but purposefully through feet-high green-brown floodwaters, past submerged mansions. Families were surely still inside,...

Judge denies ExxonMobil request to reduce $20 million air pollution fine

July 31, 2017A federal judge on Monday declined ExxonMobil's request to reconsider a $20 million fine he ordered the energy giant to pay earlier...

Legislature passes much-criticized bill reforming oil and gas regulatory agency

May 9, 2017A Democratic senator on Tuesday made a last-ditch effort to beef up a bill aimed at reforming and reauthorizing the state’s oil...

During Texas visit, Rick Perry touts Houston-area carbon capture system

April 13, 2017THOMPSONS — In his first public appearance in Texas since being sworn in as U.S. energy secretary, former Gov. Rick Perry on...

Lawmakers consider requiring Texas schools to test water for lead

April 4, 2017Medical, environmental and left-leaning advocacy groups urged a Texas House committee on Tuesday to advance legislation requiring the state’s public schools to...

Texas sues federal government one more time over coal rule

January 17, 2017After Donald Trump won the presidential election, Texas Republicans suggested hopefully that their years-long practice of suing the federal government would finally...

In Texas, EPA proposing more emissions restrictions

December 18, 2016Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton celebrated this summer when the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a federally crafted plan aimed...

Federal agency: More recoverable oil in West Texas than previously thought

The U.S. Geological Survey has made its largest discovery of recoverable crude ever under parts of West Texas, the federal agency announced Tuesday. A recent assessment...

Bid to change Railroad Commission’s name falls short again

This spring, the staff of a legislative body that periodically reviews state agencies recommended a variety of major reforms to the entity that’s supposed...

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