A Texas startup’s big energy idea: storing electricity underground. Guardian

Texas promised 34 years ago to track oilfield waste in aquifers. It didn’t. Texas Tribune

EPA tells Railroad Commission that fracking is causing earthquakes in North Texas. San Antonio Current

Green groups urge lawmakers: Don’t task taxpayers with coal cleanup. Texas Observer

Texas coal loses battle at NRG power plant, Wyoming coal wins. KUHF

North Texas builders focusing on energy efficiency. WFAA

Texas Railroad Commission trusting struggling coal industry to pay for cleaning up old mines. Texas Observer

Exxon Mobil fraud inquiry said to focus more on future than past. New York Times

Court strikes blow to Laredo bag ban, local control. Texas Tribune

Al Gore says climate change exacerbated Houston, Louisiana floods. Houston Chronicle

Democratic AGs push back against GOP chairman’s Exxon probe. The Hill

State toxicologist, an air pollution science skeptic, seeks EPA seat. Texas Observer

Port of Brownsville benefits from wind energy development. Brownsville Herald

Will state leaders keep South Texans safe from Zika virus? Texas Observer

As the wind blows, Texas subsidizes school districts on tax agreements. Austin American-Statesman

DFW Airport is the first US airport to be ‘carbon neutral’. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

SA congressman, a chief climate change skeptic, continues to battle environmentalists. San Antonio Express-News

Austin residents using more water and energy this summer. KXAN

Does carbon capture have life yet? Houston Chronicle

Humble resident aims to bring solar trees to Houston. Humble Observer