Global warming skeptic Lamar Smith sets "Make EPA Great Again" hearing

+10 A Texas congressman has scheduled a committee hearing next week “to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s process for evaluating and using science during its regulatory decision making activities.” Source:…

Texas scientists worry about research funding under Trump

00 Texas scientists — particularly those who study climate — are worried they may lose access to key government research funding under the administration of President Trump, who has repeatedly…

In South Texas, company planning toxic waste landfill drops lawsuit against county official

00 The chief proponent of a toxic waste dump in South Texas has abandoned a challenge to local permitting authority, but he said the fight is far from over. Source:…

Will Texas become final resting place for high-level nuclear waste?

00 A controversial radioactive waste dump in far West Texas is one step closer to being able to accept high-level nuclear waste. Source: Energy

New in Trib+Water: Reviewing regional water planning

00 In this week’s edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: A look back at the evolution of the state’s regional water planning process, a new book celebrates Texas rivers and an…

Oil prices mess with Texas – Falling oil prices put the squeeze on state budgets

00 Falling oil prices put the squeeze on state budgets Jeff Daniels | @jeffdanielsca Several states that are dependent on energy revenue are facing strained budgets due to low oil…