other reports-texas-7/12

Gulf turbine plan sparks wildlife debate. San Antonio Express-News

In wake of Texas drought, water and politics mix. Austin American-Statesman

Lost Pines forest in Bastrop State Park is threatened. Austin American-Statesman

In Texas, arguing that heat can be a death sentence for prisoners. New York Times

Texas judge invalidates Las Brisas energy air pollution permit. Environment News Service

Budget cuts, drought, wildfires have Texas parks seeking corporate partners for first time. Associated Press

Prof didn’t disclose business ties to fracking. San Antonio Express-News

Texas agency warns it may curtail water rights. Associated Press

Solar deal for CPS set to bring 805 jobs. San Antonio Express-News

Drought helps fracking foes build momentum for recycling. Bloomberg

Solar leaders hopeful on Texas incentives. ClimateWire

Texas ranks last in electrical power reliability. Texas Tribune

Expensive wood waste power plant to push up Austin electric bills. Austin American-Statesman

EPA accuses Energy Future Holdings’ Luminant of pollution violations at two coal plants. Dallas Morning News

North Texas rocked by 11 earthquakes in 40 days. Houston Chronicle

Wind energy industry faces stiff headwind against year’s end deadline. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

City to look at expanding water supply. Houston Chronicle

Greening Houston: Changing the plans. Economist

Texas gets grants for natural gas vehicle research. Houston Chronicle

Texas judge rules atmosphere, air is public trust. Associated Press

Potential loss of tax credit becalms wind industry. Houston Chronicle

The drought is over in Houston and now is increasingly unlikely to return this summer. Houston Chronicle

Texas drought, British heat linked to climate change. Reuters

Rightwing US think tank uses FOI laws to pursue Texas climate scientists. Guardian

Official: Texas electric supply will be tight. Austin American-Statesman

Drought, irrigation depletes Ogallala Aquifer at third largest level on record. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Too big to fail: Can Texas solve windstorm insurance? Corpus Christi Caller-Times

State land commissioner thinking of getting agency into water game. Austin American-Statesman

Texas seeks new water supplies amid drought. NPR

South Texas wastewater plant goes solar. Associated Press

First casualty of greenhouse gas rules may be Texas plant. Houston Chronicle

Drought hits Texas part of Ogallala aquifer. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Ranchers struggle to recover from Texas drought. KUT

Former EPA regional chief Al Armendariz, two months after resigning, joins Sierra Club’s anti-coal campaign. Dallas Morning News

Dry conditions lead to more water woes. San Antonio Express-News

Drilling industry’s recycling efforts a focus of hearing. Texas Tribune

Power line construction well under way. San Angelo Standard-Times

Area records worst smog level in 8 years. Houston Chronicle

Seeking a profitable place to put captured carbon. New York Times