News Release | Environment Texas

Statement: BOEM to auction all remaining areas in Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to offer up all remaining areas in the Gulf of Mexico for auction to oil and gas companies tomorrow, offering leases for approximately 78 million acres in Federal waters -- more than five times the amount of oil and gas lease acreage that the agency currently manages

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration’s rush to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling could be catastrophic

“America is transitioning to a new administration that has already pledged to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We are rapidly transitioning to renewable energy and clean transportation options. And yet this administration is attempting to ram through a backward looking proposal. We urge all oil companies to read the tea leaves and take a pass.” 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: The Trump administration is undermining wildly bipartisan conservation law

"This decision by the Trump administration is a big poke in the eye to the bipartisan coalition that worked together to pass the Great American Outdoors Act." 

News Release | Environment Texas

Statement: Castañeda Loses Railroad Commission Race

Democratic candidate Chrysta Castañeda lost her race for a seat on the Railroad Commission of Texas last night. 

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Legislators, advocates decry do-nothing flaring proposal

Saying proposed changes to state flaring regulations will do little to curb pollution, a group of legislators and advocates called on the state’s oil and gas regulator to go back to the drawing board and develop a plan to end routine flaring. Even as the Commissioners took up  the modest proposal at this morning’s Railroad Commission open meeting, Commissioners were expected to approve another 59 “exceptions” on their consent agenda allowing oil and gas operators to be able to flare and vent.