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Blowout: Inside America's energy gamble

Surge of oil and gas flowing to Texas coastline triggers building boom, tensions

For Texas ports, the rise in oil and gas exports is a windfall. For some communities, it’s not so simple.

A brown pelican perches on a fishing pier, damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, in Port Aransas, Texas, on June 6, 2018. In …

Blowout: Inside America's energy gamble

How a new oil boom is transforming West Texas, sending U.S. oil around the world and threatening efforts to fight climate change.

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Eddie Martinez, the Port of Corpus Christi’s business development representative, cruises in a boat along the ship channel o…
A vessel from Hong Kong in the Corpus Christi ship channel on June 6, 2018.

The town that fish built

Roseate spoonbills stand in a Texas marsh on March 3, 2009. The distinctive pink birds are a mainstay on the mid-Gulf coastl…
James and Tammy King cut through the waters outside Port Aransas, Texas, on June 4, 2018.
Whooping Crane in flight.

Expanding ports, shrinking neighborhoods

The sun sets on a fishing pier, damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, in Port Aransas, Texas, on June 6, 2018. Three offshore…
Port Aransas, Texas, is still rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey, which hit in August 2017. Piles of trash from damaged proper…

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