oil and gas drilling
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings urges state to stop playing ‘game of chicken’ with feds over air pollution
With the help of environmental and clear air advocates, Dallas City Council passed a resolution urging the state to strengthen its plan to fight ozone pollution.
Enforcing Texas’ oil & gas laws
The Texas Railroad Commission needs to get serious about enforcing state laws meant to prevent oil & gas industry pollution, tracking their performance, and making violation and penalty information available to the public and our elected officials.
A state agency that treats regulated companies as clients
Dallas Morning News Op-Ed: Unfortunately, the state agency that is supposed to protect public safety and property rights by enforcing standards for the oil and gas industry — the Railroad Commission of Texas — bends over backwards to protect drilling companies instead.
Looking back on our work in 2015
From our blog: Take a look back at TCE and TCE Fund accomplishments in 2015 as we look ahead to fighting pollution in 2016.
EPA to Require Toxic Release Reporting from Gas Plants
Texas Tribune: Hundreds of gas plants across the country — and as many as 180 in Texas — soon will have to alert the federal government if they discharge, produce or handle certain toxic chemicals like benzene or hydrogen sulfide.
DFW Residents Rally for Clean Air
From our blog: The EPA came to Dallas with open ears about its new plan to slash methane pollution from oil and gas operations. An overwhelming majority of citizens testified in favor of the proposal and asked for even stronger rules.
Schneider: Stop denials on ‘frackquakes’; preserve local ordinances
Austin American-Statesman Op-Ed: Scientists have finally begun to confirm what many Texans have long suspected – the oil and gas drilling technology known as “fracking” and the disposal of fracking wastes has likely caused earthquakes in North Texas.
2 years after West explosion, little regulation proposed
KVUE News Austin: Two years after the West explosion, some watchdog groups say the state has done little to improve safety involving chemical facilities.
Overnight Vigil Held at Texas Capitol
Protesters across Texas erected an 18-foot mock fracking rig with a flare to protest HB 40, which would drastically limit local regulations on oil and gas extraction activities.