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News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Freezing temperatures may lead to gas supply shortages

AUSTIN, Texas - Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan reported today that due to a recent Winter Storm Watch there is a possibility of “supply shortfalls” which could lead to blackouts. The National Weather Service stated that an Arctic cold front will bring freezing temperatures and icing across the South-Central Texas region. A similar cold front at the beginning of January led gas companies to flare 1 million cubic feet of methane gas, leading to a 20% drop in production in the Permian Basin and 1300 megawatts of electricity generation going offline due to lack of fuel availability.

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News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

U.S. Forest Service warns proposed landfill poses risk to Sam Houston National Forest

In comments filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) yesterday, the U.S. Forestry Service (USFS) warned that a potential landfill site in San Jacinto county poses ecological risks to the Sam Houston National Forest (SHNF). The comment warned of the risk inherent in  the proposed 636 acre facility which would be located between a produce farm, the national forest, and a 100 year floodplain.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Progress Report: President Biden’s First Year

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. 

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Preparing for Another Winter Storm in Texas | Lennis Barlow

As Texas approaches the anniversary of Winter Storm Uri, it may be time to consider how to prepare for another snowpocalypse. 

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