Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

"Texas Oil And Gas Regulators Keep Close Ties To Industry"

"The cozy relationship between state oil and gas regulators and the industry they monitor is typified by a revolving door of officials who leave the Texas Railroad Commission to lobby for energy companies, including several who recently departed and made six-figure salaries working the Capitol hallways last year."

Source: Austin American-Statesman, 03/29/2016

"Easter Snow Helps U.S. Firefighters Slowly Contain Prairie Wildfire"

"A wildfire that has scorched hundreds of thousands acres of prairie and ranch land in Kansas and Oklahoma since last week was slowly being contained, authorities said on Sunday, with a rare Easter snowfall providing some help to fire-fighting teams."

Source: Reuters, 03/28/2016
March 24, 2016 to March 26, 2016

Marfa Dialogues/Houston: Looking at the Future of the Planet

Ballroom Marfa, FotoFest International and the Public Concern Foundation brings the Marfa Dialogues to Houston, Texas as part of the FotoFest 2016 Biennial exploring the theme of CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet. Join us as we consider the scale of climate disruption from the hyperlocal to the hyperobject.

Oklahoma Puts New Limits on Oil and Gas Wells to Fight Quakes

"Facing a six-year barrage of increasingly large earthquakes, Oklahoma regulators are effectively ordering the state’s powerful oil-and-gas industry to substantially cut back the underground disposal of industry wastes that have caused the tremors across the state."

Source: NY Times, 03/08/2016

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