Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Meter Reading: Industry ‘Slams’ Obama in Houston, BP’s West Texas Wind Project, and New Ruling on Fracking

Industry Critical of President at Conference in Houston  The San Antonio Express-News reports that “oil and gas industry leaders lobbed criticism at the Obama Administration Wednesday, using the stage of an annual industry conference here to assert that the domestic energy boom has occurred in spite of what they call corrosive energy strategy out of the White House.”

BP Has New West Texas Wind Farm  “West Texas isn’t all drilling rigs, oil wells and pump jacks. The region is rapidly raising its profile as a global powerhouse for wind energy,” FuelFix writes. “BP is the latest contributor to West Texas’ fast growing industry. The oil giant gave us a sneak peak at its 1,000th turbine and the 22,000-acre wind farm that it sits on.”

New York Court Allows Towns to Ban Fracking  ProPublica reports on the court decision in New York that could have big repercussions for the drilling industry: “In a decision that could set a national precedent for how local governments can regulate gas drilling, a New York state court yesterday ruled for the first time that towns have the right to ban drilling despite a state regulation asserting they cannot.”


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