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Transportation commission approves West Texas road improvements

The Texas Transportation Commission approved 22 projects totaling more than $304 million in Proposition 1 funding, including three roadway improvement projects in the 12-county Odessa District, according to Thursday new release from the Texas Department of Transportation. The funded projects awarded this month include a project on State Highway 349 in Upton County between RM 2401 and Spur 576, near ...

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Group pushes for less flaring in the Four Corners

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A group of New Mexicans are getting fed up with what they see as wasteful processes like natural gas flaring and venting, according to the NM Political Report. Nonprofit organization Taxpayers for Common Sense advocates for less expensive, more environmentally-friendly alternatives to flaring and venting. The group recently advertised in the Santa Fe New Mexican, urging lawmakers to require the ...

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Legacy of the “Father of fracking” calls for support of methane regulation

A Texas-based foundation that is the legacy of oil icon George Mitchell has made a fundamental break in the typical energy narrative by supporting methane emission reduction. In a statement released last week, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation gave its support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce methane emissions. The EPA hopes to pass ruling to ...

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Kentucky trucker gets prison in Texas prostitution case

WACO, Texas (AP) — A trucker from Kentucky must serve more than four years in federal prison for trying to transport prostitutes he planned to pick up in Texas. Anthony Wayne Farrior of Paducah, Kentucky, was sentenced Wednesday in Waco. The 28-year-old trucker in July pleaded guilty to violating the Mann Act, which deals with prostitution and human trafficking. Prosecutors ...

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One suspect arrested for truck stunts on I-25

One man is behind bars after videos of a dozen pickup trucks halting traffic and doing doughnuts on Interstate 25 Sunday went viral on social media this week. Officers arrested Ivan Alejandro Guardado-Fuentes, 18, for the “dangerous and illegal stunt pulled in broad daylight,” according to Celina Espinoza, a spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Police Department. “Guardado-Fuentes was interviewed by officers ...

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Thunderstorm causes flooding, power outages throughout San Juan County

AZTEC — A heavy thunderstorm that rolled through San Juan County at dusk tonight washed out roads, knocked out electric power and led to evacuation fears. Areas east of Farmington appeared to be hardest hit by the storm, which featured torrential downpours, as well as abundant thunder and lightning. Rainfall was particularly heavy on Crouch Mesa, where County Road 390 ...

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Hawaii next center for green energy innovation

Hawaii’s leading the nation in its quest to stamp out oil and gas in favor of renewables. Hawaii Governor David Ige has also effectively refused to use liquefied natural gas as a transition from coal to renewables. Instead, he favors shifting directly to renewables – 100 percent by 2045. This bold move could benefit Hawaii’s economy by fueling investments in ...

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Groups to sue EPA in effort to better regulate disposal of fracking waste

Eight environmental organizations announced today they intend to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to set new and tighter standards for disposal of oil and gas drilling and fracking waste that they say threatens public health and the environment. The groups, in a notice of intent to sue filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., allege ...

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