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Methane in Texas water wells likely natural, report says

Methane in Texas water wells likely natural, report says

A report from the University of Texas further contributes evidence that hydraulic fracturing has not contaminated drinking water with methane in Parker County, or anywhere else in Texas. The research reaffirmed findings from the Railroad Commission of Texas, which showed through nitrogen fingerprinting that water contamination was naturally occurring. The main objective of the project was to improve understanding of ...

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More Americans believe in climate change, UT poll shows

A majority of Americans now believe climate change is occurring, with growing support for environmental protection in several areas among Democrats and millennials, according to a new poll conducted by the University of Texas at Austin. More than 3 out of 4 Americans believe in climate change, up from 68 percent a year ago, the nationwide UT Energy Poll reported ...

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Fracking boom on UT’s West Texas lands linked to spills, air pollution

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The hydraulic fracturing boom on University of Texas System lands in West Texas has polluted soil, groundwater and air, according to a report to be released Tuesday by an environmental group and a think tank. At least 1.6 million gallons of oil, saltwater and other pollutants have spilled from wells and associated equipment on UT System-owned land since 2008, said ...

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Taylor pushes ND to be “As good as Norway”

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 to do: to flare ...

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Oil’s slump a blow to Mexico amid touted energy reforms

MEXICO CITY — The lowest oil prices in nearly six years couldn’t have come at a worse time for Mexico, which last year opened up oil-sector investment to private companies for the first time in decades. The landmark energy reform aimed to boost revenue by enabling Mexico to tap undeveloped fields and adopt newer technology to reverse a decade-long slide ...

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