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State Doesn’t Have $165 Million To Plug Abandoned Wells

The bust in the energy industry has left Texas with nearly 10,000 abandoned wells that need plugging. That in itself isn’t good, but couple in the fact that the state Railroad Commission doesn’t have the money to pay for it. 

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New Interactive Map Shows Threat Oil & Gas Air Pollution Poses To Texans

Today, Earthworks released Oil & Gas Threat Map (oilandgasthreatmap.com) a new tool that maps the locations of the 398,787 active oil & gas wells, compressors & processors operating in Texas, and the populations, schools and hospitals within a ½ mile radius of those facilities. Peer-reviewed science shows that living near polluting oil and gas operations is linked to negative health impacts, including fetal defects and respiratory ailments.

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5th Circ. Revives Enviros' $641M Exxon Pollution Suit

Exxon Mobil Corp. will have to face a $641 million suit brought by environmentalists over emissions at its Baytown, Texas, refinery, the Fifth Circuit said Friday in an opinion that panned portions of the trial court’s ruling in Exxon's favor as “irreconcilably inconsistent.”

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Texas fracking numbers are mind-boggling, but what do they really mean?

Environmental groups have analyzed the data and come up with a set of staggering numbers to illustrate the impact of fracking in Texas.

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San Antonio poised to climb even higher as solar energy adopter

Environment Texas and the Frontier Group released their " Shining Cities Report" on Wednesday. The report ranked Los Angeles as number one with 215 megawatts of solar capacity by the end of 2015.

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