Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Meter Reading: Texas vs. EPA (Again), Former Astronauts Condemn NASA’s Climate Change Stance, and More

Texas Set to Battle EPA Again This Week “In a federal appeals court Friday, Texas will take aim at a controversial rule that requires aging power plants to sharply reduce emissions that cause smog and soot in neighboring states,” the San Antonio Express-News reports

Former Astronauts Condemn NASA’s Stance on Climate Change ”Four dozen former NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists have written a letter to the space agency decrying its advocacy of “catastrophic” climate change,” the Houston Chronicle writes.

After Spill, Asking ‘How Bad Is Methane for the Environment?‘”The Total leak is a reminder that natural gas — in the wrong place — can do very real damage to the environment, even if it does so invisibly,” Bryan Walsh writes for TIME. “That might sound surprising because natural gas has been hyped as the clean fossil fuel, a replacement for coal power that’s better for the atmosphere.”

Nebraska Legislature Looks at New Routes for Keystone XL ”The on-again, off-again Keystone XL pipeline gained new traction in Nebraska on Wednesday,” the Los Angeles Times reports. “State legislators authorized the state Department of Environmental Quality to begin evaluating options for a new route outside the sensitive Nebraska Sandhills, the marshy hills and grasslands that lie atop the nation’s most important agricultural aquifer.”


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