Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Joe Wertz

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All Down the Line: The Economic and Environmental Impact of Keystone XL

This week, StateImpact reporters in Texas and Oklahoma launched a five-part collaborative series on the Keystone XL pipeline.

The proposed pipeline has become a political issue in both states and on national campaign stages, where it’s used to underscore energy policies of both President Barack Obama and his Republican challengers. The Keystone XL pipeline also highlights economic and environmental policy differences between Republicans and Democrats.

StateImpact’s multimedia narrative includes reports by Mose Buchele, Dave Fehling, Terrence Henry, Logan Layden and Joe Wertz.

Part 1 | StateImpact Oklahoma

Why Cushing is Bursting and Hurting Oklahoma’s Economy

Oklahoma is in an unlikely economic predicament: It has too much oil.

Part 2 | StateImpact Texas

Will Canadian Crude Make the Keystone XL Pipeline Leak?

With the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has come the claim that the crude from north of the border is uniquely risky.

Part 3 | StateImpact Texas

Life on the Line: Landowners Fight Keystone XL and Eminent Domain

The pipeline will cross the property of 850 landowners in Texas. And not all of them are happy about it.

Part 4 | StateImpact Oklahoma

Meet the Woman Who Moved a Pipeline

Oklahoma landowner Sue Kelso fought TransCanada and won … sort of.


Part 5 | StateImpact Texas

Pipeline or Not, TransCanada Could Leave Mark on Texas Property Rights

Texas politicians love giving lip service to the sanctity of private property. They also talk a lot about the benefits of the state’s robust oil and gas industry. But what happens when those two things come into conflict?

What the Glut? Why Cushing is Bursting and Texas is Waiting for Oil

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

A worker sprays paint on a oil storage tank in the Enbridge Energy lot at the Cushing tank farm.

This is the first of a four-part collaborative series by StateImpact Texas and Oklahoma on the economic and environmental impact of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Oklahoma is in an unlikely economic predicament: It has too much oil.


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