The Center for Public Integrity

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Texas Oil and Gas Regulators Warn of Russian Conspiracy to Fund Anti-Frackers

    The drilling revolution brought on by hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" - the process of shooting millions of gallons of chemical- and sand-laden water underground to coax oil and gas out of massive shale formations - has led to a long, serious debate in Texas. What that debate has largely been abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Eagle Ford Shale is Causing Air Pollution -- Lots

    If you live around here and you haven't heard about the Eagle Ford Shale oil and natural gas play in the past few years, you just haven't been paying attention. The shale play that stretches from South Texas into Mexico is one of the key developments that has revitalized the U.S. energy sector after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Texas Gets an "F": Center for Public Integrity Issues New Report on State Judges

    State supreme courts don't get nearly the attention the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) does. State supreme courts decide more mundane issues related to contract, tort and state procedural law, while SCOTUS decides the hot-button/culture war issues surrounding abortion, guns, the death penalty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Texas Gets a D-Plus In Fighting Corruption

    Texas got a dismal D-plus for its efforts in fighting corruption in a broad nationwide study. At least they did better than New Jersey, you're saying? Gedda loada dis: New Jersey won the freakin' t'ing, with a B-plus. The Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity and Public Radio International ... More >>

  • News

    July 9, 1998

    The Party Boys

    Politics pulls out the hard "soft" cash, Houston-style