Other Reports | October 2010

Rep. Joe Barton faces hurdles in bid to regain House energy panel leadership role. Dallas Morning News

New weapon in coal plant fight: water. Houston Chronicle

Tillman, Fox launch ShaleTest.org. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

San Antonio gets the scoop on first commercial biogas from municipal sewage. Clean Technica

Water conservation expected to increase as Rio Grande Valley grows. Valley Morning Star

Wind power showdown set in Austin. San Antonio Express-News

Tenaska receives grant. Odessa American

EPA: Texas refinery to get permits amid state flap. Associated Press

Dallas residents call for gas drilling moratorium. KERA News

Project pushes for safe ground water. Wichita Falls Times Record News

Coal looms large for Democrat in Texas governor’s race. New York Times

Large solar plant takes step forward with site plan submission. Austin American-Statesman

Dish mayor starts group to help low-income people test for pollution. Dallas Morning News

Texas shoreline in danger as funding tide ebbs. Houston Chronicle

State takes action over odors from Arlington gas wells. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Wind’s future share in doubt. Abilene Reporter News

Galveston County gets greener. Galveston County Daily News

Despite pollution worries, Texas builds coal plants. Texas Tribune

San Antonio advancing green agenda without a carbon reduction plan. Can it last? San Antonio Current

Chinese oil giant takes big step into Texas shale and Chinese to boost South Texas boom to new high. Houston Chronicle

Tenaska awarded $7.7 million in grant money. Abilene Reporter News

Agencies working to restore federal Ike funds. Galveston County Daily News

Water needs of proposed Colorado River power plant churn opposition. Austin American-Statesman

Tighter Tenaska limits urged, adm. law judge rules. Abilene Reporter News

CPS to buy output of 3 new solar sites. San Antonio Express-News

Arlington City Council supports testing emissions at future gas wells. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas A&M study shows climate change may not show up for many decades. Texas A&M University Press Release

Carcinogen from gas compressor stations being monitored. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Mayor to shut most of city’s fuel stations. Houston Chronicle

Co-op buys wind project. Amarillo Globe-News

Where Perry and White stand on energy issues. Texas Tribune

S.A. to reduce energy consumption. San Antonio Express-News

Barton determined to reclaim powerful chairmanship if GOP retakes U.S. House. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Gubernatorial candidate White rolls out energy plan in Lubbock. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Oil Spill Commission finds Halliburton’s cement was unstable, failed several tests before Deepwater Horizon disaster. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Greens rally for oil magnate with clean energy platform in N.M. House race. SolveClimate

Renewable energy growing more important. Carroll County News

Region going green with proposed renewable energy projects. Clovis News Journal

Should BP money go where the oil didn’t? Thibodaux Daily Comet

Navajos hope to shift from coal to wind and sun. New York Times

Massive stretches of weathered oil spotted in Gulf of Mexico. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Louisiana builds barriers even as oil disperses. New York Times

Study recommends measures to offset rising Gulf Coast toll from hurricanes, sea level rise. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Mexico stretches funds to cut greenhouse emissions. Planet Ark

Gulf deepwater drilling freeze thawing slowly. Reuters

Forgotten: Gulf of Mexico fishermen fear the future. Agence France-Presse

Scientists lower Gulf of Mexico’s health grade. Associated Press

Building a greener future in Tahlequah. Tahlequah Daily Press

BP oil spill may cost Louisiana fishing industry $172 million. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Steep costs driving Corps pilot program that could result in more risky levees in some areas. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Wal-Mart’s plan for small farmers expands private-sector climate agenda. ClimateWire

Government to conduct surprise oil rig inspections. Reuters

Drilling moratorium lifted, questions remain on when work will resume. New Orleans Times-Picayune

America moves on from spill; coast feels abandoned. Houston Chronicle

EPA proposes smog reduction at Four Corners plant. Farmington Daily Times

Energy, environment rules may roll back with new governor. Sante Fe New Mexican

300-plus jobs await when plant is built. Northwest Arkansas News

Gulf restoration plan should be home-grown, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Solar industry reports radiant revenue. New Mexico Business Weekly

Louisiana revival: Eco-engineering on a giant scale. NewScientist

Report slams administration for underestimating Gulf spill. New York Times

GOP wants ‘green’ partisans off EIB. Albuquerque Journal

EPA official praises NM emission plan. Associated Press

Wind turbine plant starts production today. Jonesboro Sun

Hazards remain long after defunct oil wells are removed. Louisiana Weekly

Gulf Oil Spill: Researchers say levels of harmful oil compounds jumped in gulf waters. Los Angeles Times

Large chunk of Gulf of Mexico reopened to fishing. Associated Press

Obama endorses using fines for Gulf rehabilitation. Associated Press

Mexico floods show need for global climate pact: president. Agence France-Presse

Companies fight to keep global warming data secret. Associated Press

Candidates take aim at climate bill to win votes. NPR

New US standards take aim at truck emissions and fuel economy. New York Times

Hurricane-force storm slams the Midwest. NPR

Global extinction crisis looms, new study says. Washington Post

Clean energy industry looks ahead. Washington Post

World’s largest solar plant gets US OK. MSNBC

Tea Party climate change deniers funded by BP and other major polluters. Guardian

Warmer Arctic probably permanent, scientists say. Reuters

Climate change doubt is Tea Party article of faith. New York Times

Congress down but not out of climate debate next session. Greenwire

Conditions not met for climate deal in Cancun: Mexico. Agence France-Presse

In Kansas, climate skeptics embrace cleaner energy. New York Times

Govt sinks tidal scheme, names eight future nuclear sites. Agence France-Presse

Gulf moratorium is over but drilling has to wait. Associated Press

EPA approves 15 percent ethanol for gasoline. Associated Press

Pentagon going green, because it has to: officials. Agence France-Presse

Natural gas elbows its way to center stage. Associated Press

Google helps finance ‘superhighway’ for wind power. Washington Post

Sluggish economy curtails prospects for building nuclear reactors. New York Times

UN climate talks in China end without breakthrough. BBC News

Trees planted for global climate campaign. Agence France-Presse

Warmer, wetter weather has crops on the move. Associated Press

Does a weaker sun mean a warmer Earth? Scientific American

Cape wind, government sign nation’s first offshore wind farm lease. Environment News Service

For those near, the miserable hum of clean energy. New York Times

Feds approve 2 Calif solar plants on public land. Associated Press

Here comes the sun: White House to go solar. Associated Press

As the world burns: How the Senate and the White House missed their best chance to deal with climate change. New Yorker

Climate talks put top emitter China in hot seat. Reuters

Nations strengthen pact to stem methane pollution. Science

Green-tech investment plummets. New York Times

Are American homes more energy efficient? Not exactly. Washington Post

Schwarzenegger blasts big oil, defends climate law. Associated Press

Obama promises to push climate policies ‘in chunks’ next year. ClimateWire

62 mpg for new cars? It’s the US target for 2025. Associated Press