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Texas oil and gas regulators defended industry’s image during winter storm. Texas Tribune Texas officials circulated climate skeptic's talking points on power failures during storm. NBC Natural gas producers are getting a pass from the Lege after the blackouts. Texas Monthly Texas activists are fighting against a natural gas project abroad. Texas Observer Has Exxon Mobil turned over a new, green leaf? Reuters Plan to expand Texas highway stalled over environmental racism concerns. The Guardian

More Climate News April 7, 2021

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Waves of abandonment. Grist and Texas Observer Devastation from storms fuels migration in Honduras. New York Times Feds move forward with New Mexico drilling plan despite community outcry. Capital & Main

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Carbon dioxide is halfway to doubling pre-industrial levels. Washington Post US fossil-fuel companies took billions in tax breaks – and then laid off thousands. The Guardian Biden’s big bet: Tackling climate change will create jobs, not kill them. New York Times Tropical forests in Brazil and elsewhere are being cut down, making it more difficult to attack climate change. Washington Post On tap in California: Another drought four years after last. AP Sweden rejects pioneering test to dim sunlight reaching Earth. Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Migrants are heading north to the US because Guatemala and Honduras haven’t recovered from storm damage. Vox Louisiana is running dangerously short of groundwater. NPR New Mexico oil and gas emissions grew in last year amid COVID-19. Carlsbad Current-Argus Mississippi mud might stop Louisiana from disappearing. Scientific American

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Biden’s recovery plan bets big on clean energy. New York Times Thousands evacuated in Australia's worst floods in nearly half a century. Reuters Climate change protest: Activists hold a global strike as a reality check on net-zero targets. Vox Oil firms knew decades ago fossil fuels posed grave health risks, files reveal. The Guardian New EPA head, Michael Regan, says agency has climate regulations underway. New York Times The race to zero: Can America reach net-zero emissions by 2050? The Guardian Energy companies have left Colorado with billions of dollars in oil and gas cleanup (when the party ends). High Country News Far-right co-opting environmentalism to justify anti-immigration and anti-Semitic views. The Independent

More Climate News March 24, 2021

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Texas freeze led to release of tons of air pollutants as refineries shut. The Guardian Gas shortages played larger role in Texas blackouts, ex-ERCOT monitor suggests. Houston Chronicle Keystone XL pipeline: Texas and Montana lead coalition of states suing Biden administration over pipeline. CNN In private, a top regulator pledged he would try to protect profits made during the blackouts. Texas Monthly Texas lawmakers introduce bill penalizing fossil fuel ‘boycott.’ Gizmodo Tesla (TSLA) is plugging a secret mega-battery into the Texas grid. Bloomberg

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Biden drilling ban forces Democratic-led New Mexico to reckon with oil dependence. Reuters Louisiana governor at odds with Biden over oil, gas policy. AP New U.S. Chemical Safety Board senior advisor says he will address climate change effects on chemical plants. Southerly

More Climate News February 12, 2021

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'Invisible killer': fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, research finds. The Guardian How the fossil fuel industry convinced Americans to love gas stoves. Mother Jones Big business squirms as Biden tightens climate regulations. Politico Biden's new conservation corps stirs hopes of nature-focused hiring spree. The Guardian Biden wants 100% clean energy. Will California step up? Los Angeles Times GM will sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2035. New York Times Biden wants to replace government fleet with electric vehicles. The Verge UN global climate poll: ‘The people’s voice is clear – they want action’. The Guardian

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No, frozen wind turbines aren’t the main culprit for Texas’ power outages. Texas Tribune 14 states, including Texas, threaten to sue to over Keystone. Houston Chronicle Texas lawmakers have denounced Joe Biden's energy moves, but experts say they could benefit the state. Texas Tribune Solar offers out-of-work oil landmen place to rebuild. Houston Chronicle New Sierra Club study gives San Antonio's CPS Energy a failing grade on climate goals. San Antonio Current Ted Cruz pumps up Keystone job numbers. Washington Post More plants, less concrete: Houston now will offer tax incentives for eco-friendly development. Houston Chronicle

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Judge delays crucial permit for Formosa Plastics plant; requires deeper analysis of racial impacts. The Advocate Where Native American members of Congress stand on climate. Grist How faith leaders organized to win two major environmental victories in Louisiana. Southerly New Mexico makes progress on climate change, but more to do, report says. Santa Fe New Mexican

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Biden names John Kerry as presidential climate envoy. Washington Post General Motors drops support for trump climate rollbacks. New York Times The fossil fuel industry wants you to believe it’s good for people of color. Los Angeles Times When creatives turn destructive: Image-makers and the climate crisis. New Yorker Trump rolled back 100+ environmental rules. Biden may focus on undoing five of the biggest ones. InsideClimate News Boris Johnson proposes green industrial revolution for Britain. Washington Post Greenland's largest glaciers nearing rates of melt expected in 'worst-case scenario.' Independent

More Climate News November 24, 2020

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'The opportunity is now' to fix flooding in Houston, expert says. Houston Chronicle Trump didn't win the Latino vote in Texas. He won the Tejano vote. Politico How FTI drove influence campaigns nationwide for big oil. New York Times Another coal plant to close in East Texas. Houston Chronicle In a lasting patch of Texas beach, residents seek to keep oil out. Houston Chronicle Texas earns an 'F' in how it teaches students about climate change, groups say. Dallas Morning News

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Is 'clean energy' a winning issue for GOP candidates? Austin American-Statesman Investment giants urge Texas to end most natural gas flaring. Bloomberg A new study finds a link between flaring and an increase in premature births. Texas Observer Occidental financing major CO2 removal plant in Texas. Reuters Chinese-backed wind project sparks Texas border brawl. E&E News A Texas town takes on fracking as a racial justice issue. Bloomberg Water, Texas. Circle of Blue

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Oklahoma governor asked EPA to strip tribes of environmental authority. Louisiana's population is moving to escape climate catastrophe. Quartz New Mexico must combat climate crisis, Luján says. Santa Fe New Mexican Louisiana governor's goal: net zero greenhouse gases by 2050. AP Hurricane Laura was powerful, but Louisiana was prepared. New York Times

More Climate News September 11, 2020

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Wildfires and weather extremes: It's not coincidence, it's climate change. CBS Think 2020's disasters are wild? Experts see worse in future. AP Greenhouse gases hit new record despite lockdowns, UN says. Reuters How SUVs conquered the world – at the expense of its climate. The Guardian Federal report warns of financial havoc from climate change. New York Times Trump, calling himself 'the No. 1 environmental president,' green washes his record. New York Times Biden presidency could decarbonize US power sector by 2035, Trump win would delay past 2050: Woodmac. Utility Dive It's a bizarre time for Trump to open Alaska's Arctic refuge up to oil drilling. CNN

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Texas solar hits a turning point. Texas Observer Railroad Commission candidate at center of lawsuit over troubled oil and gas waste disposal site. Houston Chronicle Texas approves 12 GW of solar projects in seven months, yet 9 GW of battery projects languish. PV Magazine NRG mothballs carbon capture project at coal plant. Houston Chronicle Railroad Commission moves toward adopting industry recommendations to reduce flaring. Houston Chronicle City staff working on Houston's climate plan are being paid by BP. Vice Car-centric Houston takes first steps toward becoming more 'walkable' with new development rules. Houston Chronicle Oil donors flock to Trump as Biden hardens climate stance. Houston Chronicle

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Mexico's renewables fiasco keeps getting worse. Greentech Media Louisiana's oil industry hoping for federal help until global fuel demand rebounds. Washington Examiner Trump's border wall 'biggest threat' to Southwest wildlife, government emails reveal. Gizmodo 'New Mexico is leading the nation': Renewables set to replace coal-fired San Juan Generating Station. NM Political Report

More Climate News August 18, 2020

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Trump administration finalizes plan to open oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic Refuge. New York Times Major oil companies oppose EPA methane rollback. The Hill Europe's big oil companies are turning electric. New York Times Last decade was Earth's hottest on record as climate crisis accelerates. The Guardian Report: Existing solutions could prevent catastrophic climate change. Yale Climate Connections Hurricane, fire, Covid-19: Disasters expose the hard reality of climate change. New York Times Covid-19 lockdown will have 'negligible' impact on climate crisis – study. The Guardian How Joe Biden got greener. Washington Post

More Climate News August 18, 2020

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Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats. AP Pandemic overshadows Texas trip where Trump fundraised and touted American oil. CNN A climate plan in Texas focuses on minorities. Not everyone likes it. New York Times CPS Energy moves forward with sweeping clean energy plan. San Antonio Express-News BP donates $2M and manpower toward Houston's climate plan. Houston Chronicle Texas relaxed environmental enforcement during the pandemic. Texas Observer Endangered sea turtle imperiled as Park Service cuts back. Los Angeles Times Texas moves ahead on discharging oil wastewater, even as EPA balks. Houston Chronicle

More Climate News July 31, 2020

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Destroying a way of life to save Louisiana. New York Times Loopholes in methane emission rules concern environmentalists. Santa Fe New Mexican The deadly plague that could devastate the US rabbit population. The Guardian In parched Southwest, warm spring renews threat of 'megadrought.' New York Times

More Climate News July 31, 2020

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