Tag Archives: National Parks

Big Bend Wildfire Expected to be Contained This Weekend

Firefighters are getting a handle on the “Powerline Fire” that’s burned more than 1,700 acres in Big Bend National Park this week. The park said Friday morning the fire was 75% contained and had stopped actively spreading. Park spokesperson David … Continue reading

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Cause of “Explosive” Guadalupe Peak Fire Remains a Mystery

Investigators still don’t know what caused a fire that burned about 30 acres near the state’s highest mountain peak in Guadalupe Mountains National Park Tuesday night. Authorities first believed a small plane crashed near Guadalupe Peak. Early news reports indicated … Continue reading

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Gallego Denounces Call to Ease Drilling Regulations in National Parks

At a recent meeting of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association in Fort Worth, US Congressman Pete Olson of Sugarland advocated for easing drilling regulations in national parks. According to the energy industry insight service Platts, Olson said the small … Continue reading

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