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Voters Have 2 Very Different Choices For Texas’ Next Oil And Gas Regulator

By Kyra Buckley, Houston Public Media Voters casting a ballot in Texas have the opportunity to choose the next state oil and gas regulator — and the two candidates in the race would have very different approaches to that role.

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2020 West Texas Runoff Election Results

By Public Radio Staff On Tuesday, voters in West Texas weighed in on a handful of state and congressional races, including a dramatic race for Congressional District 23 that’s still unresolved. Below you’ll find primary results for State Senate District … Continue reading

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Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton Concedes Republican Primary In Surprising Upset

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune In a surprising upset, incumbent Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton has conceded to challenger Jim Wright in Tuesday’s Republican primary for a seat on the board overseeing Texas’ oil and gas industry.

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The Scientist Tapped To Study the Role of Earthquakes in Oil Exploration is from West Texas

On August 8, the Railroad Commission of Texas named a new seismologist. He’s Aaron Velasco, a professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, UTEP.

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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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Don’t Frack on Me: Challenges to the Right to Drill

In Texas, a government official has warned that groups opposed to fracking might be acting on behalf of Russia. In Colorado, a TV ad portrays fracking opponents as goofy idiots who believe the moon may be made of cheese. The attacks on drilling … Continue reading

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