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A coal train heads north through Washington state. 
(Philip A. Dwyer/Bellingham Herald/MCT)

Battle looms over expanding shipments of coal in Houston

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The expansion of a terminal along the heavily industrialized Houston Ship Channel normally receives little attention. But Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ plans to refurbish two docks have opened a new front in the fight over coal.
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Houston firm drops plans for Corpus power plant

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Regulatory and economic hurdles have sidetracked a proposed power plant that would have run on byproducts from Corpus Christi-area refineries.

Republicans accuse ex-EPA official of ducking House hearing to meet with Sierra Club

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“The fact that Dr. Armendariz was just blocks away and still refused to testify at our hearing raises even more questions. If he had time on his schedule to meet with the Sierra Club, it is even less clear why he was unable to fulfill his prior commitment to testify,” said Rep. Fred Upton.
Al Armendariz will have a panel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee grill him Wednesday about his comments and record as EPA head of an area overseeing energy-rich states. Photo: AP GraphicsBank

Texas officials and House GOP members blast EPA

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Al Armendariz, the ex-chief of the EPA region that covers Texas, failed to appear at a congressional hearing Wednesday about energy disputes in the state.

From GSA to EPA, Bureaucrats Gone Wild

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It almost as if the British comedy Men Behaving Badly has become the behavior model for government bureaucrats. First, we have Jeff Neely, former GSA official, being filmed in a Las Vegas bathtub with two glasses of wine behind him. Now, we have Al Armendariz, Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator. In a video of a […]
(Photo: Greg Riegler/Flickr)

Texas case of gas in tap water delayed; EPA holds its ground

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Monday’s hearing before the Texas Railroad Commission concerning two North Texas drinking water wells contaminated by natural gas will be delayed, but the EPA still urges action from driller Range Resources. (Photo: Greg Riegler/Flickr)