Rick Perry left a nuanced energy legacy – including overseeing booms in fossil fuels and renewables – during his time in Texas politics.
Oil and Mining
The environmental legacy of oil and mining booms across the U.S. and around the world
Here’s how Trump could undo the Dakota Access Pipeline victory
Despite celebrations at the site of protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, experts say the recent decision to stop the pipeline could be reversed by the Trump administration or the next Congress.
Companies behind the Dakota Access Pipeline don’t think they’ve lost
Despite a recent halt to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the companies behind it say they “fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting.”
What could happen next with Dakota Access Pipeline? 3 possible outcomes
For thousands of Native American demonstrators, the announcement that the pipeline won’t go forward is a relief, especially as harsh winter conditions sweep through protest camps. But they’re not all convinced that it’s safe to pack up and go home just yet.
Biggest Oklahoma earthquake in years damages town
The magnitude 5.6 quake’s epicenter was 8 miles northwest of Pawnee, a town that has about 2,000 residents.
EPA: North Texas earthquakes likely linked to oil and gas drilling
Federal regulators believe “there is a significant possibility” that recent earthquakes in North Texas are linked to oil and gas activity, even if state regulators won’t say so.
Bakken investigation named finalist for Gerald Loeb Award
An investigation into deaths in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota has been named a finalist for the 2016 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
A behind-the-scenes look at my interview with coal king Don Blankenship
In the course of making the film “Dirty Business: ‘Clean Coal’ and the Battle for Our Energy Future,” the holy grail for us was getting an interview with the infamous Don Blankenship, then the CEO of the Massey Energy Co.
Oklahoma earthquakes: Regulators expand wastewater crackdown
Oklahoma regulators have called for more dramatic decreases in wastewater injection in the state’s oil fields, which have been blamed for a massive increase in earthquakes in the region.
Mighty Ike: A monster storm in the making
Texas is home to the Houston Ship Channel, one of the world’s busiest maritime waterways. It’s also home to the nation’s largest oil refining and petrochemical complex. What would happen to the area if a big hurricane hit?