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Environment

Supreme Court Declares War on Environment

To cap off what is possibly the most right-wing judicial term in over a century, the highest court in the land has dealt yet another massive blow to the progression of common-sense liberal governance. In today’s ruling in the case West Virginia v. EPA,...

Stop TxDOT I-45 Community Organizers Successfully Pause TxDOT Demolition Permit

Stop TxDOT I-45 organizers and protestors successfully paused a demolition permit from the Texas Department of Transportation’s I-45 expansion plan, which would have demolished more than 375 housing units in East Downtown Houston.  The state ag...

Ted Cruz Proves Himself Wrong on Energy Inflation

Texas energy prices are rising at a dramatic rate once again, and Senator Ted Cruz is falling back on blaming an old boogeyman for the price hikes: the Green New Deal. Over the weekend, Cruz released an incendiary statement on Twitter blaming the da...

Texas environmentalists talk latest troubles and strategies

This week, activists and allies with the Texas Campaign for the Environment held their annual meeting, updating members on strategy and the ongoing work of climate crisis organizers. TEC Executive Director Robin Schneider spoke about the renewed pus...

Don’t turn the Gulf into a sacrifice zone, environmental groups tell Biden

Gulf Coast environmental groups are speaking out against a new plan by the Biden administration to expand U.S. gas supply to Europe in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  The White House plan is an attempt to curb Europe’s reliance on Ru...

What the latest sobering UN climate report means for Texas

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released the second part of its sixth assessment report, a sprawling 3,500-page analysis of the climate crisis and its impact on humanity. The most concerning news to come ...

Texas could receive $400 million for electric vehicle charging network

On Thursday, the Department of Transportation released details about the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. This nearly $5 billion program, which is part of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law, provides funds f...

Texas to receive hundreds of millions in federal funding for orphan wells

Texas has a serious problem with orphaned wells and while the state might not have a plan the federal government does. The Department of the Interior has announced that Texas will receive over $343 million to cap orphan wells.  Orphan wells are...

Texas has no plan for an incoming wave of abandoned oil wells

In the past six years, 132 Texas oil and gas companies have filed for bankruptcy.  Many went under as the pandemic drove down demand for oil, causing the price of oil to temporarily plummet to historically low levels.  In general howeve...

Rep. Veronica Escobar talks climate change and migration at COP26

El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar joined a congressional delegation this week at the United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26). Speaking at a press conference with other congressional colleagues who were elected in 2018, Es...
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FBI searching Biden home in Rehoboth, Delaware, in classified documents probe

U.S. Secret Service agents are seen in front of Joe Biden's Rehoboth Beach, Del., home on Jan. 12, 2021. The FBI is conducting a planned search of President Joe Biden's Rehoboth Beach, Delaware home as part of its investigation into the potential misha...
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President Biden’s physical delayed due to travel schedule, White House says

President Biden will receive a physical examination on Feb. 16 after weeks of delays that a spokesperson attributed to a "busy and evolving travel schedule in recent weeks."Biden, the oldest president in history, is expected to announce his bid for re-...

Manchin, Cruz introduce bipartisan bill barring Biden admin from selling US oil reserves to China

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., joined Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Wednesday in introducing bipartisan legislation that would prohibit the federal government from selling American emergency oil reserves to China.The legislation — which, in addition t...

DOJ searching Biden Delaware beach home amid classified document investigation

FBI agents were sent to President Biden's vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday to conduct a search for additional classified documents, the president's attorney Bob Bauer said."Today, with the President’s full support and cooperation...

Private payroll growth slowed to 106,000 in January as weather hit hiring, ADP says

Job creation in the private sector plunged in January as weather-related issues sent workers to the sidelines, payroll processing firm ADP reported Wednesday.Companies added just 106,000 new workers for the month, down from an upwardly revised 253,000 ...