Meter Reading: Texas Not Ready for Panama Canal Expansion, Fracking Critic Says She’s Being Harassed, and More
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Soldiers at an event at Fort Hood in Killeeen, Texas.
Texas isn’t ready for Panama Canal windfall, officials say – “The state’s transportation infrastructure is not ready to handle the shipping windfall many anticipate after an expanded Panama Canal opens for business in 2014, port officials and transportation interest groups” said this week. - San Antonio Express-News
Fracking Activist: “I’m Being Harassed” by Range Resources – “North Texas blogger and activist Sharon Wilson… has until tomorrow to respond to a sweeping subpoena for her communications as part of a high-profile lawsuit between fracking company Range Resources and… a North Texas couple who accuse Range of polluting their groundwater.” - The Texas Observer
Opinion: The promise and peril of a military shift to biofuels – ”The U.S. military’s “going green” is not a singular phenomenon. There are several different things going on under that rubric, with different rationales and different effects. Some of them make such obvious strategic, economic, and environmental sense that no one really can, or does, oppose them. But one in particular — the biofuels initiative — is much less clear-cut.” – Grist