Texas Republicans shrug off pope’s call for action on climate change. Dallas Morning News

Ban on hydraulic fracturing repealed. Denton Record Chronicle

What Bill’s downpours tell us about texas’ future. Climate Central

Will Big Oil’s money sway Texas regulators’ decision on energy-earthquake link? EnergyWire

Texas cattle ranchers whipsawed between drought and deluge. NPR

As drought subsides, will Texans continue to conserve? Austin American-Statesman

Lamar Smith bashes ‘discredited’ EPA at climate change skeptic conference. Dallas Morning News

Report: Cost for ERCOT and Xcel to integrate wind and solar is less than expected. Greentech Media

Houston’s population growth could mean an increase in extreme heat. KUHF

New Texas law makes going solar easier as homes are being built. Dallas Morning News

Oil firms face earthquake crackdown. Houston Chronicle

Austin Energy enters agreement to build Austin’s first Community Solar Project. KTBC