Natural Gas fracking http://tpr.org en Is Desalination The Answer To Texas' Long-Term Water Needs? http://tpr.org/post/desalination-answer-texas-long-term-water-needs <p><strong>Texas Matters: </strong>Texas has enjoyed cheap water for years, but it may not be that way for much longer as the days of relying on a single source for water are coming to a close. Desalinating salt water is expensive, but could help the state cope with water shortages. Also on this show: Lesser prairie chicken protection, fracking and cancer in Flower Mound, Texas.</p><p><strong>The future landscape of water in Texas</strong></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:44:04 +0000 David Martin Davies 29627 at http://tpr.org Is Desalination The Answer To Texas' Long-Term Water Needs? The Source: New ProPublica Piece Says Chesapeake Is Gouging Land Owners http://tpr.org/post/source-new-propublica-piece-says-chesapeake-gouging-land-owners <p>A new investigative piece from ProPublica&nbsp;is shining a light on the decision made by Chesapeake&nbsp;Energy to reinterpret their contracts with landowners to pay far less, sometimes as much as 90 percent less.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:06:54 +0000 Paul Flahive 28396 at http://tpr.org The Source: New ProPublica Piece Says Chesapeake Is Gouging Land Owners Ted Nugent, Opposition Research & The Race For Railroad Commissioner http://tpr.org/post/ted-nugent-opposition-research-race-railroad-commissioner <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> The addition of rocker/conservative-activist Ted Nugent to the campaigning in the race for governor only served to add fuel to an already blazing fire. More on opposition research and it's role in modern campaigning, and how hydraulic fracking in North Texas could play a role in the race for railroad commissioner. Also on this show: Air quality in the Eagle Ford Shale, and a look at the next generation of Texas oil field workers.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:44:55 +0000 David Martin Davies 27109 at http://tpr.org Ted Nugent, Opposition Research & The Race For Railroad Commissioner The Source: Getting Pollution On The Record | Craft Brewing Explodes http://tpr.org/post/source-getting-pollution-record-craft-brewing-explodes <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A loophole is letting hundreds of oil and gas companies emit a combined </span><a href="http://www.environmentalintegrity.org/news_reports/01_30_2014.php" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">8.5 million tons </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of toxic chemicals every year in America and they don’t have to tell the public anything about it.</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:07:43 +0000 Paul Flahive 26244 at http://tpr.org The Source: Getting Pollution On The Record | Craft Brewing Explodes Texas Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Fracking Water Trespass Case http://tpr.org/post/texas-supreme-court-hears-arguments-fracking-water-trespass-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week on whether an injection well company trespassed onto an East Texas rice farmers land when they deposited </span>fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> waste water into a nearby property.</span></p><p>FPL Framing, Ltd., a rice farming company based in East Texas, has filed suit against Environmental Processing Systems, a company that disposes of the backwash that is a result of natural gas hydraulic fracking, and in this case is accused of migrating into a farm’s water supply on an adjacent property.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:34:06 +0000 Ryan Poppe 24757 at http://tpr.org Texas Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Fracking Water Trespass Case Small Earthquakes Rock North Texas Town, Residents Demand Answers From Railroad Commission http://tpr.org/post/small-earthquakes-rock-north-texas-town-residents-demand-answers-railroad-commission <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Residents in North Texas are dealing with the increased frequency of small earthquakes that some people are linking to oil and gas drilling in the area. State Rep. Mike Villarreal talks about the possible conflict of interest with William White, who as chair of the Texas Finance Commission is also vice president of a payday loan company. Also on this show: Population growth in Texas and the Kallison ranching family.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:44:09 +0000 David Martin Davies 24515 at http://tpr.org Small Earthquakes Rock North Texas Town, Residents Demand Answers From Railroad Commission EPA Cleared In Latest Report On North Texas Drinking Water Contamination Case http://tpr.org/post/epa-cleared-latest-report-north-texas-drinking-water-contamination-case <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> The Environmental Protection Agency drew fire from gas interests and politicians in how it handled the case in Parker County, which is west of Fort Worth, but the new report finds the agency followed all laws and rules in the investigation. Also on this show: Oil lobby contests crude oil export policy, Texas Monthly's Bum Steer Award(s) and a holiday tamale making tradition.</p><p><strong>The Fracking Water Games: Catching Fire</strong></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:54:09 +0000 David Martin Davies 24175 at http://tpr.org EPA Cleared In Latest Report On North Texas Drinking Water Contamination Case The Source: Fracking & Earthquakes | More Research Into Low Testosterone http://tpr.org/post/source-fracking-earthquakes-more-research-low-testosterone <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>As the United States becomes a net exporter of oil for the first time since 1995, the Eagle Ford Shale deposit hums away with activity. The environmental costs have been becoming better documented and one correlation becomes stronger and stronger -- the link between certain hydraulic fracturing disposal methods and earthquakes.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:59:06 +0000 Paul Flahive 22133 at http://tpr.org The Source: Fracking & Earthquakes | More Research Into Low Testosterone Study Shows Rainy Day Fund Looks Stable Even With Water And Transportation Draw http://tpr.org/post/study-shows-rainy-day-fund-looks-stable-even-water-and-transportation-draw <p>In the next two years voters will be deciding two propositions that take a percentage from the oil and gas tax money helping grow the state&rsquo;s Rainy Day Fund.&nbsp;</p><p>The first of those is up for a vote this November and would take $2 billion out of the fund to help pay for water projects. The second proposition, which will be on the 2014 ballot, will take $1 billion to fund transportation projects.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:50:21 +0000 Ryan Poppe 19847 at http://tpr.org Study Shows Rainy Day Fund Looks Stable Even With Water And Transportation Draw Perry In Dallas To Talk Oil & Gas Growth http://tpr.org/post/perry-dallas-talk-oil-gas-growth <p>Gov. Rick Perry is joining oil, gas, economic, finance and energy experts in Dallas today for an energy conference to discuss ways America can continue its growth in oil and gas.</p><p>The goal of the conference, which is being hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, is:</p><blockquote><p>"To determine the cost that misguided regulation imposes on growth and to suggest more sensible policies that could benefit America."</p></blockquote><p>Josh Havens is with the governor’s office and said Perry's main talking point will be about how Texas achieved energy growth.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:11:40 +0000 Ryan Poppe 18385 at http://tpr.org Perry In Dallas To Talk Oil & Gas Growth