Other Reports | March 2009

Climate lobbying in D.C. attracts Texans. Houston Chronicle

Downtown Dallas goes dark for Earth Hour. Dallas Morning News

Outdoorsmen have tough time agreeing on climate change. Associated Press

State board’s global warming standards irk environmentalists. Austin American-Statesman

Gov. Perry releases hurricane recovery report. Beaumont Enterprise

Much of Dallas skyline to go dark Saturday night for Earth Hour. Dallas Morning News

Environmental activists pressure Rep. Chet Edwards. Baylor Lariat

City considers natural gas-powered garbage trucks. WFAA TV

Legislation could delay Fannin coal plant expansion / Legislation filed to combat pollution caused from coal. Victoria Advocate

Texas aims for solar dominance. New York Times

Houston mayor: Fixing America’s energy mess through efficiency – and science. Wall Street Journal

Sweetwater coal plant ready for cap and trade rules. San Angelo Standard-Times

Feds might gas up Beaumont landfill methane project. Beaumont Enterprise

Foes take power plant fight to Austin. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Last chance for a slow dance? San Antonio Current

Stimulus funds sought for West Texas coal project. Dallas Morning News

Nation’s refining industry puts focus on ‘survivability’. Houston Chronicle

Stimulus ideals conflict on the Texas prairie. New York Times

Hurricane Ike painful for Texas insurers. Dallas Morning News

Texas is taking a greater interest in global warming. Dallas Morning News

San Antonio goes green by growing green. Associated Press

RRC chief: Future still bright for oil and gas. Abilene Reporter-News

Environmental activists unhappy with mayoral choices / As focus shifts to clean energy and green jobs, advocates criticize candidates’ records on traditional environmental issues. Austin American-Statesman

Global warming, hurricanes alter birdwatching season. Beaumont Enterprise

Limestone County plant, mine draw workers but little development.Waco Herald-Tribune

Green homes here to stay. Houston Business Journal

As oil and gas prices plunge, a frenzy of drilling ends. New York Times

San Antonio adopts green building code. San Antonio Express-News

CPS Energy fighting carbon caps as climate prognosis worsens. San Antonio Current

Environmental agency says Texas leads nation in production of coal ash waste. Dallas Morning News

Proposed windstorm changes could affect rainy day fund, coastal residents. Austin American-Statesman

Legislation would regulate coal ash as hazardous waste. Temple Daily Telegram

Will proposed dike protect Galveston from hurricanes? KHOU 11 News

Group: Solar energy could bring jobs to Texas. Associated Press

Ike’s damage still a daily struggle for Galveston. Daily Texan

Green homes means platinum in Fort Worth. Fort Worth Star Telegram

Austin’s options for sustainability are focus of forum. Austin American-Statesman

Ike’s salty floods leach ranches of life / Crops and cattle suffer where storm surge left barren fields.Houston Chronicle

Investors snapping up housing on island. Galveston County Daily News

Drought, recession scorch Texas cattle ranchers. Reuters

Wind power delay irks lawmakers.Amarillo Globe-News

Our prospective mayors’ takes on the solar plant. Austin American-Statesman

Solar development company: Plant will create jobs. KVUE News

Canary Islanders bring next-tech lessons to San Antonio. San Antonio Current

Austin signs up for $250 million solar project / Webberville-area project would be among world’s largest but also comes with cost questions. Austin American-Statesman

Sky-high price needed to bury power lines. Houston Chronicle

Bill would establish backup insurance fund / Texas catastrophe fund legislation would require insurance companies to pay into state pool. Associated Press

Wind farm proposed for Texas City.Galveston County Daily News

Houston energy company gets permit for gasification plant in Freeport. Dallas Morning News

Dallas joins movement to kill the lights for ‘Earth Hour’ later this month. Dallas Morning News

T. Boone Pickens progresses in wind energy, natural gas campaigns.Dallas Morning News

City may replace parking meters with solar-powered kiosks. Austin American-Statesman

Winds of change / More people turning to wind turbines to generate electricity. Mineral Wells Index

Clean tech is Silicon Valley’s hope in tough economic times / There’s room for Austin too, experts say.Austin American-Statesman

Eco-aid: Cotton could help South Plains farmers go green. Lubbock Avalance-Journal

Transmission lines needed, firms say / Construction to begin in 2010.Abilene Reporter-News

Rising carbon dioxide could help the wetlands — for a little while. Houma Courier

Some suggest NM area could replace Yucca Mountain. Associated Press

Nation’s only nuclear dump now 10 years old. Associated Press

Solar energy, green jobs are big winners in 2009 legislative session. New Mexico Independent

CO2 and you / One of the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions could bring about the next generation of oil exploration. Independent Weekly

Lawmakers pushing LNG use in vehicles. Shreveport Times

Western climate plan would cost jobs, study says. Oil & Gas Journal

Tri-State to build solar plant in N.M.’s Colfax County. Associated Press

Okla. House committee approves bill streamlining consideration of nuclear power plant. Associated Press

Entergy to propose coal-plant scrubber. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Project to test solar technology on Fayetteville library’s roof. Northwest Arkansas Times

La. gearing up for green boom / U.S. aid designed to make big impact. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Oklahoma House passes nuclear power bill. Associated Press

Regulators tell Entergy to suspend pet-coke plant. Reuters

Biofuel plant funds secured. Portales News-Tribune

Senate energizes Oklahoma nuclear-plant push. Oklahoman

N.M. House OKs continuing tax break for hybrid cars. Associated Press

Corps of Engineers estimates cost of superior canal plan: $3.4 billion. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Okla. House passes energy legislation. Associated Press

Wind turbine project gauges state prospects. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Louisiana energy industry is fighting back against new taxes proposed by Obama. New Orleans Times-Picayune

La. officials criticize corps report. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Officials studying source of leak on hurricane protection levee in Metairie; say it poses no threat. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Corps releases Category 5 hurricane protection study, but document contains no action plan. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Solar energy financing proposal clears New Mexico House. Associated Press

ARRP opposes Oklahoma nuclear plant legislation that could lead to higher consumer rates. Associated Press

Udall urges renewable energy to help NM. Associated Press

Entergy is moving forward with its coal plant project even as similar ventures around the country are canceled. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Nuclear-plants bill questioned / The legislation would allow full recovery of costs. Tulsa World

Among climate scientists, a dispute over ‘tipping points’. New York Times

New approach for US in global climate change talks. Associated Press

Three Mile Island still haunts U.S. nuclear industry. Greenwire

Hard times mean new opportunities for Big Oil. Associated Press

Global warming giving nuclear new claim to clean. Associated Press

Seeds of revival in wind and solar? New York Times

Arctic meltdown is a threat to humanity. New Scientist

Obama: Climate-change bill must deal with regional differences. Wall Street Journal

U.N. plans guide to fighting climate-change disasters. Reuters

Solar power: Eco-friendly or environmental blight? Time

The civil heretic. New York Times

Lawmaker: Global warming plan won’t be in budget. Associated Press

Climate lobbyists look beyond cap and trade. ClimateWire

Obama’s climate challenge: Winning the carbon game. Scientific American

Climate change comes to your backyard. Daily Climate

E.P.A. proposal calls greenhouse gases a danger to the public. New York Times

Report: Energy production choking bird population. Associated Press

Shell dumps wind, solar and hydro power in favour of biofuels. Guardian

Hybrid car sales go from 60 to 0 at breakneck speed. Los Angeles Times

Northeast U.S. to suffer most from future sea rise, study predicts. Associated Press

China: Importers need to share blame for emissions. Associated Press

Stimulus money puts clean coal projects on a faster track. New York Times

Scientists are grim, economists more optimistic about climate change’s effects. ClimateWire

Obama expected to kill key Bush EPA program. Philadelphia Inquirer

Senate budget leaders warn against using spending bill to move climate plan. ClimateWire

America unprepared for climate change, say policy advisers / National Research Council claims US agencies and political leaders not getting the right information or guidance. Guardian

Scientists warn of ‘irreversible’ climate shifts. Associated Press

Some Dems doubt Obama climate plan will pass. Hearst News Service

Briton says economic meltdown can help climate. Associated Press

Chu: Nuclear must be part of energy mix. Associated Press

Global warming to carry big costs for California. Associate Press

EPA proposes reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. New York Times

Fast-growing Western U.S. cities face water crisis. Reuters

Scientists warn seas to rise faster than expected. Associated Press

Energy lobby ready to fight Obama’s plan. Houston Chronicle

Administration plans new regulations on coal-ash ponds. New York Times

Skeptics dispute climate worries and each other. New York Times

Coal plants checked by enviro campaigns, costs. Associated Press

Chinese CO2 emissions eclipse efficiency gains. Science News

State’s proposed emissions rule sparks firestorm / The new standard would gauge a fuel’s ‘carbon intensity,” from its source to its burning. Los Angeles Times

Amazon’s carbon sink under threat. ScienceNOW Daily News

Despite recession and prices, Exxon plans to expand. New York Times

New life for ‘clean coal’ project / Illinois plant was abandoned by Bush; now its backers are in power. Washington Post

Surviving two billion cars: China must lead the way. Yale Environment 360

Paterson draws fire in shift on emissions. New York Times

Global car makers asked to cut emissions by half. New York Times

U.S. climate official urges Congress to curb greenhouse-gas emissions.Wall Street Journal

Stimulus plans threaten green gains.Financial Times

Clean Energy Corps proposed to create jobs, fight global warming. Environment News Service

Thousands rally for legislation on climate change. Associated Press

Wind power: Subsidies are nice, but strong winds are nicer. Wall Street Journal

House is abandoning carbon neutral plan / Move highlights Congress’s green struggle. Washington Post

Some states picking economy over environment regs. Associated Press

Obama’s backing raises hopes for climate pact. New York Times