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SAN ANTONIO — Drilling and hydraulic fracturing in more than 4,000 wells on University of Texas lands in West Texas have created environmental and health risks, according to a report released Tuesday. The report by Environment Texas Research and Policy Center and Frontier Group asks the UT system to study best practices around the country […]
Regardless of the damage done, the no-penalty policy is standard practice across the country after oilfield wastewater accidents by companies of all sizes.
The Democratic governor has to break through a logjam in his own party in the final week of the legislative session.
The Coast Guard said it was working with the barge owner, Inland Marine Services, to determine the exact amount of oil that poured into the water.
The Waterkeeper Alliance says Taylor Energy will release more information about its efforts to stop oil from leaking at the site where an offshore platform toppled during Hurricane Ivan in 2004.
Marvin Odum said he expects further protests against the company’s plans for Arctic drilling
The cleanup, which can largely be overseen by private professionals instead of the state under a 2009 law, could take years, perhaps even decades.
Details about a chronic oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico will be disclosed as part of the settlement agreement between Taylor Energy and environmental groups.
Under existing federal law, the Environmental Protection Agency is obligated to review and possibly revise regulations governing the handling of oil and gas waste every three years. But the agency’s last review was 27 years ago.
The Houston-based, oil-field services company said Chairman and CEO Dick Alario is giving up the top board seat immediately and retiring next year. President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Drummond, who just joined the company in June, will assume the CEO role no later than the end of 2016. Independent board member Mark Rosenberg, whose background is in private equity firms, is the new chairman.