Posts Tagged ‘ Texas ’

Catholic sisters aim to purify Big Oil shale drilling

Apr 27th, 2014 | By

“How can you say the operations are sustainable if you don’t know where the water is going, how many chemicals are being used and eventually what’s happening with the waste water?” An order of nuns in Philadelphia are taking on Chevron.

Tar Sands Activists’ Lives on the Line: Back in the Trees to Block Keystone XL

Jan 4th, 2013 | By

Activists from the group Tars Sands Blockade have once again put themselves in harm’s way to prevent land clearing for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline across Texas. The move comes in solidarity with the recent protests of the Idle No More First Nations movement currently building momentum across the globe. Fresh off the

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APNewsBreak: Texas judge halts oil pipeline work

Dec 11th, 2012 | By

A Texas judge has ordered TransCanada to temporarily halt work on a private property where it is building part of an oil pipeline designed to carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast, the latest legal battle to plague a project that has encountered numerous obstacles nationwide. Texas landowner Michael Bishop, who is

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The Shocking Republican Attack on the Environment and Our Drinking Water

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) — This year, residents of Midland, Texas sued Dow Chemical for dangerous levels of hexavalent chromium in their drinking water. Chromium-6 is a cancer-causing chemical made infamous by Julia Roberts’ film, “Erin Brockovich.” There are currently no drinking water standards for chromium-6, and the chemical industry is delaying a new U.S. Environmental

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Texas has been declared a natural disaster

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 213 counties directly impacted by drought as disasters and those, along with the remaining 41 contiguous counties, can now qualify for federal financial aid. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples says as bad as things are, they can get worse. Read more here: Disaster Strikes Texas | National

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