Guest Column: The Keystone XL Decision was Right

Map of TransCanada's Keystone and proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Map of TransCanada's Keystone and proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Texas Weekly

The pipeline would have been a disaster for our climate, the quality of the air we breathe, and critical water resources across our country. It would have deepened our dependence on dirty oil from Canada’s tar sands, producing catastrophic levels of global warming pollution.

Guest Column: The Keystone XL Decision was Wrong

Pipe sections in Illinois await crews to weld and bury them during construction in 2009. This segment of the $12 billion Keystone pipeline project has already been built; a proposed pipeline through Texas still awaits government permits.
Pipe sections in Illinois await crews to weld and bury them during construction in 2009. This segment of the $12 billion Keystone pipeline project has already been built; a proposed pipeline through Texas still awaits government permits.
Texas Weekly

Not only would Keystone XL have brought jobs to the United States, it would have bolstered our national security by bringing us almost one million barrels each day of secure, North American oil.

Updated: Perry Could Run Again, Adviser Says

Rick Perry gives a thumbs up as he leaves after suspending his bid for the Republican nomination on January 19, 2012.  In the background are son Griffin Perry, left and wife Anita Perry.
Rick Perry gives a thumbs up as he leaves after suspending his bid for the Republican nomination on January 19, 2012. In the background are son Griffin Perry, left and wife Anita Perry.

Following Rick Perry's decision to leave the campaign trail, his strategists suggest he could run for governor — or even for the presidency — again. "As you know, we don't have term limits in Texas," Perry adviser Ray Sullivan said. 

Donkey Procession Aims to Protect Wild Burros

An unlikely sight descended on the Capitol on Wednesday: a contingent of donkeys circling the building in the midday sun. As Mose Buchele of KUT News reports, the animals were led there as part of a protest aimed at stopping state officials from killing wild burros in West Texas.

In Texas, Local Websites Join SOPA Protest

Rows of racks holding servers make up the test lab at Rackspace Hosting Headquarters in San Antonio, Monday, January 7, 2012.
Rows of racks holding servers make up the test lab at Rackspace Hosting Headquarters in San Antonio, Monday, January 7, 2012.

Sites like Wikipedia, Google and Reddit aren't the only ones protesting federal anti-piracy legislation today. As Andy Uhler of KUT News reports, some Austin-based web companies have blacked out their content for the day, too.