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.
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.”
‘Significant interest’ leads TCEQ to schedule public meeting on Max Midstream’s air permit application
Victoria Advocate: If granted, the permit will allow Max Midstream to increase emissions of greenhouse gases measured in carbon dioxide equivalent by more than 100,000 tons per year.
The Corpus Christi Water Wars
Rolling Stone: A coalition of residents is trying to halt the region’s rapid industrial sprawl. The fight is now centered on the water supply for a massive new Exxon SABIC plastics plant in the drought-prone Texas city.
Environmentalists push back on Phillips 66’s offshore crude oil plant
Corpus Christi Caller-Times: Environmental groups say they will fight Phillips 66’s plans to build a Bluewater crude oil export terminal off the coast of Port Aransas.
TCE and Partners take Legal Action against Industrial Flaring
Texas Campaign for the Environment in a coalition of ten environmental organizations today sent the Trump Administration EPA notice of intent to sue over its failure to reduce toxic air pollution from flares on petrochemical plants, gas processing facilities, and other industrial sites.
TCE and Environmental Coalition Condemns Texas Railroad Commission Decisions
TCE and an environmental coalition condemned decisions by the Texas Railroad Commission when they refused to hear environmental advocates and residents’ concerns; allowed 7 gas flaring and venting waivers over public health-based standards and climate change warnings; failed to disallow future flaring and venting; and,waived fees and environmental rules.
TCE and Allies Urge TX Railroad Commission to Stop Gas Venting and Flaring
TCE and a coalition of environmental groups sent an open letter to the Texas Railroad Commission asking them to stop harmful gas flaring and venting in oil field sites across Texas. Key stakeholders object to Industry heavy composition of Railroad Commission’s “Blue Ribbon Task Force”. Signatories site concerns about: waste of natural resources; public health harm and risk; and, climate change impacts.