With the announcement that Obama vetoed the Keystone Pipeline XL, there was a great deal of moaning in the energy industry. However, when you look at the simple economics, it is obvious there was also a collective sigh of relief.
Fracking companies had extensive influence over a critical study of the groundwater impacts of fracking, according to insider documents released by Greenpeace.
Everyday Iowa voters are less likely to caucus for former Texas governor and potential presidential candidate Rick Perry "because of his involvement" with a controversial oil pipeline proposal, according to an influential state lawmaker who has made eminent domain one of his signature issues in the Iowa House of Representatives.
Yes, President Obama highlighted that his administration would appeal the judge's ruling during a nationally televised immigration town hall last week, but what exactly does that mean for the beneficiaries of the DACA+ and DAPA program in the meantime?
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner ...
Texas lawmakers are gunning for the judge who let two lesbians to get married. Meanwhile, homophobic lawmakers celebrate the 10th anniversary of the state's marriage ban. There's just one problem -- the law will probably be overturned before it actually turns 10.
Who should make decisions affecting the health and safety of our communities? Who governs? Conservative Republicans in Texas are split on the question.
Why all the conservative fuss? While we admit that it's been a long time since we've taken any tests other than a breathalyzer, we took one of the "sample" AP tests online to see for ourselves. Liberal bias? Really?
Here's their sneaky trick: Conservative lawmakers have realized that they can't pass laws that specifically target LGBT people. So now, instead, they're selectively re-writing nondiscrimination laws so that they have a Big Gay Loophole.
Pati Zimmermann and her husband Larry have been serving the San Antonio area with their air conditioning and plumbing company Zimmermann Services sinc...
Austin is an endless visual feast with so much to do that I shudder to think what would have happened to me if I had no imagination, no guts and no vision of how I wanted to live for the rest of my life.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Deadpan Climate Humor At Its Best: Philomena Cunk Moments of Wonder - Climate...
There is one married lesbian couple in Texas right now. Probably. Last week a judge allowed Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant to obtain a marriage license, citing urgency after Sarah was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The ruling applies only to this one couple. And according to state officials, that's still one couple too many.
For over a year I have been communicating with Comrade Mailk Washington, a man imprisoned in Texas. We have been exchanging stories of life, and finding common ground in our very different experiences, we have been discussing civil rights and social justice; over the course of this year I can say that we have become friends.
Not enough is known to predict why the high pressure system occasionally allows an atmospheric river to sneak in and water California, though reports Andres Thompson at Climate Central. The latest river is far from significantly easing California drought.
This week, we mark two years since President Obama laid the framework to provide universal high-quality preschool for every single child in America during his State of the Union Address.