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Protested Big Bend Pipeline Now Closer to Approval

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with a statement from an Energy Transfer Partners spokeswoman. A coalition of ranchers, environmentalists and disgruntled landowners has suffered a major setback in its battle to block a proposed pipeline that would carry natural … Continue reading

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EPA to Require Toxic Release Reporting from Gas Plants

Originally published on October 28, 2015 Hundreds of gas plants across the country — and as many as 180 in Texas — soon will have to alert the federal government if they discharge, produce or handle certain toxic chemicals like … Continue reading

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Escape Should Lead to Drug Law Reform, Advocates Say

Corruption. Extradition. Border violence. Those were the standard talking-point topics by Texas lawmakers following Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s brazen escape last week from a maximum-security Mexican prison. Now, some advocates hope to add “drug policy reform” to the list, arguing … Continue reading

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Undrinkable: Many along Texas border still live without clean, safe water

Editor’s note: This is the first in a five-part series from the Texas Tribune exploring the challenges many borderlands residents have to overcome just to have access to drinking water. Tribune reporters spoke with residents of Las Pampas, a colonia near … Continue reading

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West Texas Site Wants Nation’s Spent Nuclear Fuel

Texas’ only radioactive waste dump wants to open its gates to tens of thousands of metric tons of spent nuclear reactor fuel now scattered across the country – a large expansion it is pitching as a temporary solution for a problem that has … Continue reading

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Abbott: Immigration Lawsuit Could Come in Two Weeks

A state lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive order shielding as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation could come from Texas in the next two weeks, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said during a Monday press conference. “Most everyone agrees that … Continue reading

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Texas Beef Council Turns Focus to Younger Eaters

It has been 22 years since the racing violins and xylophonic beats of composer Aaron Copland’s “Hoe-Down” from his ballet “Rodeo” poured out of television sets, making “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.” one of the most recognizable advertising campaigns of … Continue reading

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“The Shale Life” Looks at Change Brought by the Boom

The Texas Tribune has launched an interactive reporting series looking at the way the current oil and gas boom has changed communities across Texas. From the Permian Basin to the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas, “The Shale Life” introduces … Continue reading

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Responding to Quakes, Texas Passes Disposal Well Rules

Texas regulators on Tuesday tightened rules for wells that dispose of oilfield waste, a response to the spate of earthquakes that have rattled North Texas. The three-member Texas Railroad Commission voted unanimously to adopt the rules, which require companies to … Continue reading

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Pipeline from the Border would bring Water to Permian Basin Towns

There’s a proposal on the table in Texas to pipe water from the borderlands region of Val Verde County – home to Del Rio – to 13 rural counties in the Permian Basin. Despite the recent rains we’ve seen, the … Continue reading

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