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Texas Governor Prohibits Cities And Towns From Banning Fracking

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

HOUSTON May 18 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill into law that prohibits cities and towns from banning an oil drilling pr...

In Texas Oil Town, Early Signs Of Economic Strain As Drilling Slows

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | Green

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK, March 29 (Reuters) - Sales tax receipts in the thriving oil town of Midland, Texas, fell this month, on...

Retired Preacher Finds New Calling Preaching In The Oil Fields Of Texas

Houston Chronicle / The Associated Press | MICHAEL BRICK | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion

GONZALES, Texas (AP) — Maybe God knew the price of crude oil would fall so far so fast. Across Texas, drilling rigs would come down. The bust would ...

WATCH: How The Texas Oil Industry Takes Advantage Of Low Income Communities

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A 400-mile-long sedimentary rock formation in Texas known as the Eagle Ford Shale is home to one of the country's most significant energy booms, but i...

Texas Republican Floats 'Independent Nation' Idea

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

A Republican candidate for Texas attorney general says the Lone Star State's energy production practices have helped position Texas to be an "independ...

The Next High-Priced Energy Plan

Carl Pope | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

You wouldn't know it, but the market landscape surrounding the proposed Keystone XL export pipeline has shifted dramatically in the last month.

Hit 'Em Where It Hurts: How Anti-Choice Rick Perry Is Bad for the Texas Economy

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Say I am a CEO of a company somewhere "back East," as they say down in Texas, and I saw Governor Rick Perry's ads praising the benefits of moving my employees and my company to unregulated, low tax Texas. Well, I would have to consider a thing or two, one being, would the majority of my employees actually want to move?

Mapping the Money and PR Behind Prop 23

Ryan Van Lenning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ryan Van Lenning

At least 92% of contributions being pumped into Prop 23 are from energy companies that would be regulated by the energy and climate legislation they are trying to overturn.

Thank You So Very, Very Much, British Petrol

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Morford

Please sit down. Take a deep breath. I am going to ask you to recall something very traumatic and painful, to take a moment and remember exactly how things were not all that long ago.

Iran Inside Out Shocks and Provokes at the Chelsea Art Museum

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marissa Bronfman

Iran Inside Out offers a veritable platter of provocative work that begs for discussion, debate and perhaps most importantly, an open mind.

New York's Consumerism

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Consumerism is what they call a "totalizing system." It expands outward across the landscape and simultaneously into the individual's psyche. It must expand.

Dallas, Texas: Oil-Free President Day

Alexandra Bonifield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alexandra Bonifield

Dallas, with its affection for gas guzzling mega-machines, hardly seems fertile soil for passionate protest of the dismal oil crisis status quo, or for passionate support of presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

McCain: Lock-Step and (Oil) Barrel

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

While Obama was in Illinois shoveling sand in bags to hold back the Bush-neglected infrastructure that was crumbling around him McCain was on his way to accept whoops and cheers from oil industry insiders.