Energy

Robin Zielinski for the Center for Public Integrity

Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America’s lands

The Bureau of Land Management is making it easier to produce oil and gas on federal acreage. In southeastern New Mexico, it can’t even keep up with what’s already happening.

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Eddie Seal for The Texas Tribune

She's tasked with emergency planning at the Port of Corpus Christi. A year after Harvey, her community continues to rebuild.

While Danielle Hale managed the emergency operations center at the Port of Corpus Christi during Hurricane Harvey, her family evacuated their Rockport home. A year later, she and her family continue to help Rockport rebuild, while the port continues to fine-tune its emergency preparedness plans.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera: Joseph Kopser/Others provided courtesy campaigns

As Trump backlash continues, STEM professionals in Texas run for office

Across the country, hundreds of candidates with academic or professional experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics have left their businesses and laboratories to compete in state legislative contests, congressional elections and even governor’s races.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

New Mexico official says Texas landowners are “stealing” millions of gallons of water and selling it back for fracking

Water restrictions in New Mexico have created a supply crunch for the fracking industry, so more free-flowing Texas water is helping to fill the void. But not without controversy: A top New Mexico politician says Texans are pumping his state's water and piping it across the state line for oil drillers.

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