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By Mitch Borden In the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert, at the base of the Davis Mountains, the San Solomon Springs fill a pool at Balmorhea State Park. It’s considered a crown jewel of West Texas and people from all … Continue reading
Texas agricultural producers say if the White House slaps a tariff on Mexican products, the state’s farmers and ranchers — as well as Texas consumers — could suffer from a Mexican retaliation against U.S. exports. Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump said the … 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
President-elect Donald Trump, in a statement early this morning, announced his intention to nominate the ExxonMobil chairman and CEO to become the country’s top diplomat.
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.
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
Opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline continues to grow beyond its North Dakota roots, with solidarity protests Tuesday in dozens of cities across the country and the world. The protests began in April with a few members of the Standing … Continue reading
Just 12 years old, Alice Brownotter leads a crowd of hundreds in a rally against a major oil pipeline. “We can’t drink oil,” they chant. “Keep it in the soil.” She’s protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is slated to … Continue reading
State lawmakers on Monday considered a host of recommendations to reshape and rename the Texas Railroad Commission, a powerful agency that oversees a host of oil and gas activities but not railroads. Staff of the Sunset Advisory Commission, the legislative … Continue reading