Environmental Politics

Texas Oil & Gas Regulators Say They Tried to Enforce Rules, Lost Jobs

"During their careers as oil and gas inspectors for the Texas Railroad Commission, Fred Wright and Morris Kocurek earned merit raises, promotions and praise from their supervisors. ... But they may have done their jobs too well for the industry’s taste—and for their own agency’s."

Source: InsideClimate News, 12/11/2014

"Obama: Keystone XL Could Contribute To ‘Disastrous’ Climate Change"

"President Obama spoke in dismissive terms of the Keystone XL pipeline Monday during an interview on "The Colbert Report Monday, saying its modest benefits need to be weighed against its contribution to climate change, 'which could be disastrous.'"

Source: Wash Post, 12/10/2014

Chesapeake Bay: New Md GOP Gov. Vows To Fight Farm Pollution Rules

"Gov.-elect Larry Hogan promised Maryland farmers Monday that his 'first fight' in office would be against costly new farm pollution regulations, even as environmental groups released new data showing many Eastern Shore chicken farms could be fouling the Chesapeake Bay."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 12/09/2014

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