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Biden needs to step up and declare a climate emergency
Houston Chronicle: But the truth is that President Biden has not gone nearly far enough, and in fact his administration has too often been complicit in advancing the interests of the fossil fuel industry.
LNG export terminals belching more pollution than estimated
The LENS: High-tech camera detects plentiful methane leaks outside the first Gulf Coast liquid natural gas export terminals. That creates concern about the additional 20 terminals planned nationwide.
TCE Leadership Recognizes New Staff Union
Joint statement: Recently, TCE & TCE Fund staff initiated the formation of their own union—Texas Environmental Workers Union—affiliated with the Communications Workers of America. Management and the board members were pleased to sign a neutrality and voluntary recognition agreement with the union.
Global banks pledged to cut emissions – but still invest billions on US gas exports
The Guardian: About 20 banks have financed the majority of the construction costs for LNG along the US Gulf coast.
Several environmental groups raise concerns on Flint Hills Resources December oil spill
KRIS 6 News: Local environmentalist groups in Corpus Christi are raising concerns about the lack of updates from Flint Hills Resources Ingleside Terminal regarding the oil spill that happened on December 24, 2023.
Energy company among environmental group’s ‘Terrible 12’ Gulf Coast polluters
Victoria Advocate: The group of environmental advocates in attendance Monday came up with a list of energy companies who they believe are some of the worst polluters along the Gulf Coast. These companies are known as the “Terrible 12.”
Environmentalist groups seek answers from Flint Hills Resources on December oil spil
CallerTimes: Within a couple of weeks of the spill, at least 13 birds died due to exposure to crude oil and one turtle was treated for potential exposure.
Indigenous Leaders in Texas Target Global Banks to Keep LNG Export Off of Sacred Land at the Port of Brownsville
Houston Chronicle: Since Congress lifted the oil export ban in 2015, three proposed LNG export facilities have fallen victim to the protest. But the war in Ukraine is an impetus for two remaining projects.
Texas expands industrial demand response program as grid goes to the brink of rolling outages
Utility Dive: The Public Utility Commission of Texas on Thursday voted to raise the budget for the state’s industrial demand response program, known as Emergency Response Service, or ERS, a day after a sweltering heat wave pushed the grid to the brink.
Public Utility Commission meets the same week ERCOT struggles to keep up with demand
CBS Austin Original Article (CBS Austin) AUSTIN, Texas — There was no conservation alert Thursday, as the ERCOT website showed plenty of electric supply to meet the demand. This morning the Public Utility Commission met here in Austin, during a hot week when the electric demand threatened to surpass the supply on two days, triggering conservation […]