Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

Oil Spill in Houston Ship Channel Blocks Traffic; Size Unknown

"TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil that spilled into the Galveston Bay blocked the movement Sunday of about 60 ships, including three cruise ships, between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world's busiest petrochemical transportation waterways."

Source: AP, 03/24/2014

New Power Lines Make Texas the World's 5th-Largest Wind Power Producer

"The next big Texas energy boom does not involve tight gas formations in the Barnett Shale, or deepwater oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico. While fossil resources continue to draw high interest from energy developers and investors in the Lone Star State, Texas' hottest energy prospect is wind power in West Texas and the Panhandle."

Source: ClimateWire, 02/26/2014

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