Wall Street and Washington conspire to destablize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
When Steve Lipsky blamed fracking for turning his water well into a flamethrower, he set off an epic battle between the EPA and Texas.
Illegal downloading costs the film industry billions of dollars per year. But does the legal strategy designed to recoup this lost bounty amount to extortion?
Nuclear waste in Texas: It's not just for Vermont anymoreEnvironmental groups are crying foul over a federal judge's decision to lift a ban on allowing a state commission to greatly expand Texas's ability to accept nuclear waste from other states. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said Tuesday ... More >>
Karl Hungus wouldn't want German-porn viewers' names revealedThe anonymous masturbators being sued in a Dallas federal court for allegedly illegally downloading porn won't have to reveal their identities if the consumer advocacy groups representing them have their way: the Electric Frontier ... More >>
Voter intimidation: everyone wants to shift the blame.No one seems to want to play nice at the voting polls this year. And new names and organizations keep getting involved in the already over-crowded, controversial fray.King Street Patriots/The Tea Party. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. The Te ... More >>
White Stallion: The vote is coming soonSeveral clean-air advocacy groups joined forces Tuesday in their continuing push to keep the proposed White Stallion coal plant from getting a permit. And this time, they brought out the big guns: fear and death.According to a new report released Tuesday in ... More >>
This week's decision will be watched closelyAll eyes are on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality this week as its three commissioners will decide whether to grant an air permit to a proposed $3 billion petroleum coke-fired power plant in Corpus Christi.The Las Brisas Energy Center has be ... More >>
Flexible permits offer a loophole big enough to drive an oil tanker through.
Thanks to lax enforcement by TCEQ, plants along the Houston Ship Channel launch tons of toxic gases into our air, and face little penalty even when they exceed pollution limits over and over again.
Castles and corruption lead to criminal charges.
A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.
Other options to nuclear have their own set of drawbacks
Why Houston should want a nuclear power plant
Cyberonics has implanted its pacemaker in thousands of epileptics. It wants to expand to the depression market. Still needed: an accounting of those who died or were injured after receiving its implant.
For years Tom DeLay has used nonprofits to help himself. Now the heat is on.
A new Web site should help consumers weed out questionable doctors
Enron used political ties to rid itself of regulators. But in the end, its supposed free-market trailblazing only burned investors.
With billboards of windmills promising gentle, nonpolluting energy, Green Mountain offers Texans a new power avenue. Will they take it? Should they?
As part of the Bush legacy, a special law can hide polluting industries
At the Village of Surfside, it's not just the beaches that are eroding. It's the Open Beaches Act.
If her capers as comptroller don't catch her, Carole Rylander is ready to ride the Internet to greater political fame
Debra Danburg swears she'll defend your right to open government. But when it comes to Internet campaign finance reports, ignorance is bliss.
Buster Brown's financial disclosure includes an interesting omission -- and addition
Wendy Gramm's all-American success story is a centerpiece of her husband's fledgling presidential bid. But there's more to the story than what's being packaged and sold by the Phil Gramm campaign.