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Starry, Starry Night . . . Oh Wait, That’s a Light Tower

Dark Skies Initiative, light pollution, LTR

Sponsored Content “The stars at night, are big and bright, (clap, clap, clap, clap), deep in the heart of Texas.” Well, not all the time. But if some professors, astronomers, and oil and gas companies have their way, the stars will be as bright as fresh mountain snow. If anyone has ever driven out to the drilling fields of west ...

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Texas forum speakers call for removing Confederate statues

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dozens of speakers at a University of Texas forum appealed Tuesday for the removal from the Austin campus of statues honoring Confederate Civil War heroes. More than 100 people filled an auditorium in the campus Student Activity Center for the midday forum, and an overwhelming majority of the 25 speakers urged the removal of the statues ...

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UT Poll says Americans back fracking bans by cities

A majority of Americans and Texans support allowing cities to ban hydraulic fracturing, even if state law otherwise permits it, according to a national online poll released Wednesday by the University of Texas at Austin. The UT Energy poll shows that 58 percent of the people surveyed nationally support giving cities the authority to adopt bans like the one passed ...

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ET energy summit set for Monday

Tickets are still available for the 2015 Tyler Area Energy Summit, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30, at the Ornelas Activity Center at the University of Texas at Tyler. “We’ve sold about 75 percent of the available tickets,” Jenni Wilson, membership services administrator for the chamber, said. “We have about 100 left, which we’re selling ...

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Taylor pushes ND to be “As good as Norway”

Updated March 11, 2015. In a 2011 New York Times article, Michael E. Webber, associate director for the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Texas, offered a grim perspective of North Dakota’s gas flaring habit: “North Dakota is not as bad as Kazakhstan, but this is not what you would expect a civilized, efficient society ...

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RRC holds confidence in the future of Texas energy production

Oil and gas have taken a hard hit in the past few months, but Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) Chairwoman Christi Craddick isn’t moved and anticipates things will be back to normal for Texas tea in no time. On Monday, in a speech to energy professionals at the University of Texas Energy Week in Austin, Craddick reiterated the promising traits of ...

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LANL water-cleansing tech launches next week

Breakthrough water-cleansing technology from Los Alamos National Laboratory may soon be treating dirty water from the oil and gas industry at sites throughout the Mountain West. The Los Alamos-based startup IX Power Clean Water will begin to sell its newly finished machine, dubbed OrganiClear, next week following nearly three years of development, said John “Grizz” Deal, president and CEO of ...

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Oil prices raise questions about Coos Bay LNG plant

COOS BAY, Ore. — The collapse of crude oil prices and its ripple effect on natural gas exploration and production from North American shale deposits raise questions about the prospects for a liquefied natural gas export terminal at Coos Bay, but the Canadian company that proposes it says the long-term investment remains sound. A federal government estimate says domestic gas ...

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Rig counts down, Eagle Ford Shale completions up

Eagle Ford Shale production isn’t expected to fall as fast as the price of a barrel of oil, one industry expert said Monday. “There is a lot of production in motion and a lot of momentum right now,” said Thomas Tunstall, research director of the Institute for Economic Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Part of the ...

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Republican Abbott becomes Texas’ 1st new governor since 2000

AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Greg Abbott was sworn in Tuesday as Texas’ first new governor in 14 years and promised the state will stay as defiantly conservative as ever — vowing to battle Washington on spending, regulation and any federal initiative “that uses the guise of fairness to rob us of our freedom.” Fighter jets streaked through sunny skies, ceremonial ...

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