Tag Archives: Environment

Protesters Say They Expect More Direct Efforts To Block Pipeline Construction

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

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Rising Concerns That New Oilfield Could Threaten Balmorhea Springs

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

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UT Energy Poll Suggests Millennials’ Views on Climate Change Could Influence Election

AUSTIN, Texas — The latest Energy Poll conducted by the University of Texas at Austin suggests a generational gap among Americans on the issue of climate change, specifically whether or not climate change is taking place. The poll also suggests … Continue reading

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Many Reasons, One Cause In Pipeline Protest

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

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Pipeline Battle Draws Hundreds To Remote North Dakota

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

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How a Freshwater Mussel Could Cause Water Woes in Texas

If you want to find Texas Hornshell Mussels, look in freshwater river basins in New Mexico, Texas and south of the Rio Grande. But you can also find them in the middle of a legal battle. Last week the U.S. Fish and … Continue reading

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Landowners Win Six Cases Over Compensation Claims Against Pipeline Company

A special commission appointed by District Judge Roy Ferguson to settle compensation claims in eminent domain lawsuits tied to the Trans-Pecos Pipeline has sided with landowners and against the pipeline company – Energy Transfer – in six of seven cases. … Continue reading

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Wildfire in Big Bend National Park Fully Contained

The “Powerline Fire” that burned almost 1,800 acres in Big Bend National Park last week was fully contained on Friday (February 5). That fire was sparked from a downed powerline last Monday with heavy winds and dry conditions across the … Continue reading

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1,500 Acres Burned as Big Bend Wildfire Continues

A grassland wildfire that began in Big Bend National Park Monday afternoon has burned 1,500 acres this week, the park said Thursday morning. Earlier this week the park had estimated the fire at nearly 2,000 acres, but that number was … Continue reading

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Land Swap Will Give Nearly 600 New Acres to Big Bend Ranch State Park

Updated Thursday, January 21, 1:45 PM Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioners have unanimously approved a proposed land swap that will give nearly 600 new acres of public lands to Big Bend Ranch State Park in West Texas. The vote came … Continue reading

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