Tag Archives: Oil and Gas
MARFA, Texas — Opponents of a pipeline under construction in West Texas are pleased by the national attention garnered by protest against the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline in North Dakota. Construction there has been at least temporarily halted following months of … Continue reading
President-elect Donald Trump officially named former Texas Governor Rick Perry as his pick for Energy Secretary this week. Looking at back at Perry’s energy legacy in Texas, Texas Tribune reporters Jim Malewitz and Kiah Collier write that the governor “didn’t simply nod … Continue reading
Activists in west Texas are taking to heart the successes of the Standing Rock Sioux to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. They’re hoping to repeat that for a pipeline project there.
President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly selected erstwhile rival and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as his energy secretary. If confirmed, Perry will oversee American energy policy and its ramifications on the economy, environment and national security. CBS News and other outlets reported the … Continue reading
Amid their recent victory, people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline are huddling in shelters in North Dakota as a brutal winter storm bears down on them.
The Army Corps of Engineers says it’s denying a permit for building the oil pipeline right above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The move comes after months of protests.
Tomorrow, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meets in Vienna to try to figure out a way to cut oil production. For decades OPEC’s set oil prices by controlling supply. So the meeting will be closely watched because it … Continue reading
Sophia Wilansky, a 21-year-old protester, has been hospitalized with a gruesome injury. Protesters say it was caused by a police concussion grenade; police say they have not been using grenades.
Native American groups and some Big Bend-area residents gathered to protest the Trans-Pecos Pipeline near Marfa on Sunday. Drums mixed with the sounds of heavy machinery as opponents gathered at a construction site for the natural gas project off Highway … Continue reading
The recent discovery of a massive oilfield in West Texas has many in the region on edge. Some are anticipating on a flow of jobs to the area but others are concerned that the drilling will spoil the desert’s beloved … Continue reading