Other Reports | March 2011

Security of South Texas Project debated in the wake of Fukushima nuclear disaster. San Antonio Current

Texas Senate passes groundwater bill. Texas Tribune

City, El Paso Electric to draw up net metering plan. KVIA

A Texas-sized plan for nuclear waste. Mother Jones

On the back-burner, environmental bills come to low boil. Austin American-Statesman

Final tally: One in four Texas power plants failed in cold snap. Austin American-Statesman

Former TXU exec said cost too high to build new power plants. Dallas Morning News

Texas could require disclosure of drilling chemicals. Texas Tribune

Showdown in Texas over EPA climate rules. The Hill

Texas agency: Gas driller didn’t contaminate water. Associated Press

Round Rock unveils new solar project. Community Impact

Texas task force to battle EPA regulations. Texas Tribune

Barton takes dim view of federal light bulb policy. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Temple approves policy for energy efficiency. Associated Press

New limits on mercury to cost Texas coal plants. Houston Chronicle

Austin legislators push solar energy measures. Austin American-Statesman

Sierra Club calls for closure of three Luminant coal plants in Texas. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

State windstorm agency’s alleged bungling of Hurricane Ike claims detailed for legislators. Texas Watchdog

Wetlands project approved by regional water board. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Would new Texas reactors be safer than Japan’s? Houston Chronicle

New windfarm deal may open door of opportunity for Webb County. KGNS

Texas bill would require disclosure of chemicals used in fracking. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Poll: No to solar, yes to plastic bags. El Paso Times

Rich with natural gas, Texas eyes more oversight. Texas Tribune

Texas in Top 10 solar states, report says. Texas Tribune

Environmental groups sue power plant near Houston. Houston Chronicle

Work on planned biomass power plant continues. Tyler Morning Telegraph

Finding absolves Range of water contamination. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas activists ready to fight over $7bn oil pipeline in the home of black gold. Guardian

Study: ‘Prairie potholes’ fill need. Houston Chronicle

Port Arthur has ‘green energy’ plans. Beaumont Enterprise

Dish sues gas firms over compressor stations. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas debates who owns its water. Texas Tribune

Dolphin toll from BP oil spill far higher: study. Agence France-Presse

BP refuses to put figure on how much oil was leaked in Gulf oil disaster. Yahoo! News

State looks at using BP money for bicentennial. Associated Press

Haynesville natural gas field is the most productive in the US. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Louisiana issues nation’s first greenhouse-gas permits, but questions linger. SolveClimate News

NM Legislature heads off emissions rollbacks. Associated Press

Gulf oil spill: failure of blowout preventer traced to bent drill pipe. Christian Science Monitor

US OKs 4th deepwater drilling permit since BP spill. Reuters

One gas bill stalls; rest sent for study. Arkansas News Bureau

Mexico’s brick-making industry confronts its climate impacts. Inter Press Service

Interest in wind energy picks up in eastern NM. Associated Press

Can Mexico lead the way in proving carbon cuts? Scientific American

API establishes safety institute to police offshore drilling. Houston Chronicle

NM, Arizona utilities weigh proposed mercury rule. Associated Press

Ark. quakes decline since injection well closures. Associated Press

Louisiana losing on natural gas tax exemption. Associated Press

Evaporating oil from BP spill likely posed a health threat, study says. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Navajos approve lease extension for NM power plant. Associated Press

Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet wetlands restoration plan faulted. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Las Cruces City Council OKs sustainability action plan. KRWG

Rising seas imperil roads, ports, scientists say. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Louisiana’s Grand Isle: Mardi Gras amid oil-spill remnants. Time

Scientists debate cause of dolphin deaths. Reuters

Louisiana to spend $12 million on wetlands, oyster beds, and send BP the bill. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Senate panel OKs bill limiting NM emission rules. Associated Press

Looking for gas under Greers Ferry. Arkansas Times

U.S. approves first deepwater oil drilling permit since BP spill. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Scientists hoping to give whooping cranes a fighting chance to thrive in their old home. Houston Chronicle

Reviving elusive goal, Obama calls for one-third reduction in US oil imports. Washington Post

Obama goal to cut oil imports is well within reach. Associated Press

Obama embraces natural gas vehicles, with reservations. Dallas Morning News

Radiation rises in seawater near Fukushima plant. Guardian

US Drops to 3rd in clean-energy Investment: Pew. SolveClimate News

California raises renewable energy requirement. Wall Street Journal

Japan disaster raises questions about backup power at US nuclear plants. New York Times

Winter Arctic ice coverage tied for lowest ever recorded. Anchorage Daily News

NH House votes to repeal cap-and-trade program. Associated Press

What’s behind our conflicted feelings on nukes? Associated Press

Japan radiation levels uncertain: Should evacuation zone be bigger? Christian Science Monitor

Arctic sea ice tied for smallest ever. The Hill

A major expansion of coal mining planned in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. Los Angeles Times

California global-warming law: California’s bid to curb global warming could soon get back on track. Los Angeles Times

Germany set to abandon nuclear power for good. Associated Press

First North Pole ozone hole forming? National Geographic News

Most Americans want pause on new nuclear plants: poll. Reuters.

No urgent changes seen for US nuclear plants. New York Times

Natural gas becomes the safe energy bet. New York Times

Japan holds the line in nuclear plant crisis. CNN

Britain joins countries urging their citizens to leave Tokyo. Guardian

U.S. calls radiation ‘extremely high’ and urges deeper caution in Japan. New York Times

Japan crisis spreads doubts in nuclear countries. Associated Press

EPA proposes regulating mercury from coal plants. Associated Press

Greenhouse gases: House panel advances bill to block EPA regulations. Los Angeles Times

U.S. energy chief: don’t delay new nuclear plants. Reuters

Could global warming be causing recent earthquakes? Montreal Gazette

Germany suspends power station extension plans as nuclear jitters spread. Guardian

Study: Navy needs to prepare for climate change. Associated Press

Climate researchers: Russian heat wave was natural. Associated Press

Obama vows to dampen fuel prices, calls for energy reform. Reuters

Study: Ice sheets melting, sea level rising faster than previously thought. Washington Post

Eco-farming could double food output of poor countries, says UN. Reuters

Waxman angrily assails GOP ‘science deniers.’ New York Times

House GOP spending bill aims to slash environmental regulation. Los Angeles Times

Shifting spring: Arctic plankton blooming up to 50 days earlier now. Washington Post

E.P.A. struggles to regulate natural gas industry. New York Times

Some House GOP freshmen, faced with a choice, prefer spending cuts over suspending EPA climate rules. ClimateWire

Is EPA greenhouse-gas plan a job killer? History might offer clues. Christian Science Monitor

Gas drillers recycle wastewater, but risks remain. New York Times

China issues warning on climate and growth. New York Times