Big Oil Roars Back

Jan 24, 2017 By Loren Steffy

With Rex Tillerson and Rick Perry on his team, Donald Trump is all set to revive the fortunes of the Texas energy sector.

Romney’s Texas Cabinet Members?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

U.S. Senator John Cornyn and outgoing senator Kay Bailey Hutchison were floated as potential members of a Romney administration, and Greg Abbott is a top choice to head the EPA.

The Old Man and the Secret

Jan 20, 2013 By Tom Curtis

Thirty years ago, people couldnt believe it: The old man’s elixir boosted crops, ate up sewage, and made the desert bloom. Today half a dozen Texas companies claim the elixir does all that and a whole lot more.

A Q&A With Nate Blakeslee

Dec 1, 2011 By Jessica Huff

The senior editor on why Texas has taken the lead in fighting new EPA air pollution regulations and what will become the fuel of choice for the next generation of power plants in Texas and around the country.

Up in the Air

Dec 1, 2011 By Nate Blakeslee

No state has defied the federal government’s environmental regulations more fiercely than Texas, and no governor has been more outspoken about the “job-killing” policies of the EPA than Rick Perry. But does that mean we can all breathe easy?

Dewhurst attacks EPA over anti-coal rule

Sep 12, 2011 By Paul Burka

I am amending this post after making some calls and finding out more about the EPA's rule. I guess this is one of those cases where we're paranoid because they really are after us. Dewhurst's statement follows: AUSTIN—Today, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst issued the following statement regarding the detrimental effects of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule: "As feared, the EPA's proposed rule targeting power plants in Texas will kill jobs, jeopardize our state's economic recovery and drive up the cost of electricity for millions of Texans.  As a consequence of this heavy-handed rule, large power plants will be closed, hundreds of jobs will be lost, and Texans may experience more rolling power outages during times of extreme cold or heat. * * * * The likely effect of the EPA's rule is that it will result in the mothballing of four lignite plants capable of producing 4000 megawatts of electricity. The coal industry, while no doubt grateful for Dewhurst's suppot, has not forgotten that Dewhurst has generally favored natural gas over coal.