Other Reports | July 2010

Gas drilling companies claim to use safer chemicals. Texas Tribune

Hutchison on the front lines of GOP’s efforts against latest energy bill. Dallas Morning News

Texas fights to keep air-pollution permit program. Associated Press

Tenaska to use new technology for carbon capture, officials say. Abilene Reporter News

Smaller wind turbines, larger industry talk at energyfest. Abilene Reporter News

Tech gets $6.4 million to research wind. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Abilene group raises concern about regional water plan. Abilene Reporter News

Dallas neighbors wary of natural gas drilling plans. WFAA

Exxon still aids climate sceptics. London Times

Houston business groups tout $500 million park plan. Houston Chronicle

Perry praises Texas regulation of natural gas drilling, fracking. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Impact of home energy audit rule less than expected. Austin American-Statesman

Natural gas company’s disclosure decision could change fracking debate. New York Times

Panel’s approval of funds for nuclear plants may boost Comanche Peak. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Enviro groups to sue coal plant touted by Texas as permitting success. Greenwire

New developments in wind research could bring more wind farms. KCBD

No wind, plenty of gas in updated Pickens Plan. Texas Tribune

Exxon wants to turn pond scum into fuel. Dallas Morning News

The lights of Texas are upon UT Austin. Austin Chronicle

Air quality around Barnett Shale wells is fine, industry-funded study finds. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Tar balls found on Galveston beach are confirmed to be from BP oil spill. Associated Press

Dash for gas raises environmental worries. New York Times

South Texas Project prepares for new units. Victoria Advocate

Flower Mound natural gas drilling plan pits property owners against residents. Dallas Morning News

Sustaining a farm future. Wichita Falls Times Record News

Environmental groups win round in coal plant fight. Houston Chronicle

Weary of fighting natural gas, DISH mayor to leave town. Texas Tribune

Solar farm proposed for Pflugerville area / Facility would be largest solar array in the country. Austin American-Statesman

TXI to shut down highest-polluting cement kilns in Midlothian. Dallas Morning News

Groups say Exxon’s Baytown plant violates U.S. air laws. Associated Press

Texas Railroad Commission considers replacing steel gas lines. Dallas Morning News

Texas group will look at oil, natural gas drilling. Associated Press

Officials say BP spill now hitting all Gulf states. Associated Press

BP asks Anadarko to help pay for spill cleanup. Houston Business Journal

Largest solar farm in Texas planned in Pflugerville. Austin Business Journal

Tenaska drops Abilene water request, outlines other sources. Abilene Reporter News

The good and bad of Chambers County. Houston Chronicle

NRG says Gulf spill may stall offshore wind farm permit. Houston Chronicle

EPA overturns 16-year-old Texas permit program. Associated Press

Las Brisas air permit issue goes back to judges. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Proposed oil pipeline to Texas raises worries. Houston Chronicle

UT receives $19 million to monitor carbon storage project. University of Texas press release

On the surface, Gulf oil spill is vanishing fast; concerns stay. New York Times

Scientists confirm underwater plumes are from spill. New York Times

Oil, natural gas leak into Barataria Bay. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Mexico worried by rise in hemorrhagic dengue. Associated Press

Climate change could spur Mexican migration to US: study. Agence France-Presse

Chesapeake, Devon of Oklahoma City asked to provide data for hydraulic fracturing study. Oklahoman

Seep in Gulf likely not tied to well, officials say. New York Times

Environmental groups ask judge to halt Swepco plant. KTBS

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s image is polished by Gulf oil spill. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Early look at spill’s ecological toll is alarming, scientists say. Wall Street Journal

Texas mayor encourages oil and gas industries to go green. Log Cabin Democrat

BP puts Gulf oil spill cost at nearly $4 billion. Associated Press

Gulf’s artificial islands already failing. Discovery News

Option of power from wind proposed. Tulsa World

Florida governor pushes state constitutional amendment banning drilling. Lakeland Ledger

Albuquerque says residents using too much water. Associated Press

BP says that oil flow has stopped as cap is tested. New York Times

Oil hits Louisiana’s largest seabird nesting area. Associated Press

Gov. Bobby Jindal presents plan for ecological, economic revitalization of coast. New Orleans Times-Picayune

BP says key test on blown Gulf well to start soon. Reuters

Scientists say Gulf spill altering food web. Associated Press

In New Orleans, Gulf oil spill anger turns to Obama. Christian Science Monitor

New offshore oil moratorium not focused on depth. Associated Press

BP: Gulf oil spill could be stopped this month. Washington Post

Gulf awash in 27,000 abandoned wells. Associated Press

Closer monitoring of undersea oil plumes urged by Florida senator. Associated Press

Gulf oil spill only the latest environmental battle waged in Lake Pontchartrain. News Orleans Times-Picayune

La. senator seeks $1B a year for restoring coast. Associated Press

Oil seeps into Lake Pontchartrain. Associated Press

It’s official: June hottest on record in Acadiana. Vermilion Today

Hitting a tiny bull’s-eye miles under the gulf. New York Times

BP oil spill costs rise above $3 billion. Associated Press

Rough weather curtails some Gulf cleanup work. Associated Press

Arkansas filmmakers try to gauge state’s climate view. Texarkana Gazette

BP relief well weeks away as hurricane hinders cleanup. Reuters

The EPA on dispersants: Cure is not worse than the disease. New York Times

Corps delivers overdue Category 5 hurricane protection study to Congress. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Gulf Coast nuclear plants at risk from BP oil spill. Institute for Southern Studies

Expert sees big mental health effects from BP spill. Reuters

Oil spill brings push for wetlands habitat. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Scientists say global warming is continuing. Associated Press

California, New Mexico and 3 Canadian provinces outline regional cap-and-trade program. Los Angeles Times

Plankton, base of ocean food web, in big decline. Associated Press

Energy bill would tax oil firms to fight spills, promote natural gas trucks. Dallas Morning News

Wind drives growing use of batteries. New York Times

Oil industry is driving force behind Proposition 23′s attack on California’s new greenhouse gas regulation. Los Angeles Times

Offshore drilling legislation is in express lane in Congress. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Obama says he still supports climate legislation. Associated Press

Reid unveils pared-down energy and oil bill. Associated Press

Temperatures hit record highs globally. El Nino or global warming? Christian Science Monitor

US wind energy popular, but lacks investment. CNET

Senate halts effort to cap CO2 emissions. Wall Street Journal

Climate scientist Stephen Schneider dead at 65. Associated Press

Utilities and environmentalists haggle over climate bill. New York Times

Republicans oppose broad US energy bill: McConnell. Reuters

Climate bill would reduce US GDP by $452 billion, Energy Department says. Bloomberg

Renewables see ‘resilient growth’ in 2009. BBC

Senate climate bill falls short of Copenhagen aim. Reuters

Cap-and-trade law can’t pass, Senator Rockefeller says. Bloomberg

Pollution fight cools climate talks. Politico

Lloyds adds its voice to dire ‘peak oil’ warnings. Guardian

Obama seeks $5 billion to create clean-energy jobs. Bloomberg

Scientists say we’d better get used to sweating out heat waves. Associated Press

EPA poised to broaden greenhouse gas rule. The Hill

Rapid ice loss continues through June. National Snow and Ice Data Center report

CBO report: Kerry’s climate bill would cut deficit by $19b. Boston Globe

Global heat wave hits US, reignites climate change debate. Christian Science Monitor

Climategate scientists cleared of manipulating data on global warming. Guardian

Dow Chemical standing apart from industry on cap and trade. ClimateWire

Gulf oil spill: Obama administration argues for drilling moratorium. Los Angeles Times

EPA to crack down on interstate pollutants from power plants. McClatchy Newspapers

Agency agreed wildlife risk from oil was ‘low.’ New York Times

Dutch agency admits mistake in UN climate report. Associated Press

China fears consumer impact on global warming. New York Times

France to shut half its coal-fed power plants, curb energy use. Bloomberg

Report: Oceans’ deteriorating health nearing ‘irreversible.’ McClatchy Newspapers

Activists beg Obama to step up climate push. New York Times

Bingaman ‘dubious’ about prospects for utility-focused climate plans. The Hill

2009 sees no growth in CO2; first time since 1992. Associated Press

Obama gives $2 billion to solar plants. Associated Press

EPA finalizes CO2 rule on mines, landfills. Reuters

Senators predict a climate bill capping emissions only for utilities. Washington Post

Potentially harmful chemicals used in Pa. drilling. Associated Press

Goodbye MMS: Oil regulating agency gets makeover. Associated Press

Tesla shares soar in IPO. Los Angeles Times