TCEQ, report’s editors reach deal on climate change data. Houston Chronicle

Texas rejects Valero’s tax break request, denying potential $92 million refund. Associated Press

Texas greens cheer new EPA mercury rules. Texas Tribune

Censored scientist John Anderson on how to restore sound policy-making in Texas and (maybe) save the Texas coast. San Antonio Current

Texas tops 10 states ravaged by extreme weather in 2011. Climate Central

ERCOT says Luminant can shut two Monticello power units in Texas without jeopardizing grid’s transmission stability. Dallas Morning News (subscription)

Building codes to tighten across Texas. Texas Tribune

Texas drought takes cow numbers down by 600K. Associated Press

Whooping crane lawsuit far from decided. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

State OKs 50-year water plan. Associated Press

Wind energy is turning out new fields of study in Texas. Houston Chronicle

Disasters doom Texas oyster crop. USA Today

Texas fracking disclosure to start in February. Texas Tribune

Austin may ban most plastic, paper bags. Austin American-Statesman

Tax exemption request from refinery giant stirs debate. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

EPA to expand Dallas-Fort Worth smog-violation area. Dallas Morning News (subscription)

130-mile coastal recreation area would help protect against storm surges. Houston Chronicle

Judge rejects environmental groups’ efforts to overturn air quality permits for proposed Tenaska power plant. Abilene Reporter-News

LCRA plan to allow cutting off water to rice farmers gets state approval. Austin American-Statesman

Global warming evangelist has a message for West Texas. Los Angeles Times

Facing budget crunch, Texas Parks and Wildlife pleads for help. KUT

EPA announces federal task force plan to restore the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon disaster. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Texas’ multibillion-dollar cost to build wind energy lines raises doubts. Dallas Morning News

Whooping cranes pit state vs. feds over water rights. Victoria Advocate

Texas water plan set for approval but complicated by population growth, reservoir dispute. Dallas Morning News

Pecan Street’s McCracken keeps up drumbeat for clean energy, smart grids. Austin American-Statesman

Pipelines trump private property rights in Texas ‘fracking’ boom. Texas Observer

Down the pipe / When the drilling rigs are long gone, the dangers of gas pipelines will be just beginning. Fort Worth Weekly

Texas power grid operator says blackouts possible. Houston Chronicle