FBI, IRS Raid Texas State Senator's OfficeFederal agents have raided the office of a Democratic state Senator from San Antonio with close ties to a scandal ridden oil field services company.
Texas Court Throws Out $3 Million Case Against Drilling CompanyA Texas appeals court has reversed a $3 million verdict fracking opponents had hailed as a landmark case against natural gas production.
New EPA Report: Fracking "Can Impact Drinking Water Resources"An EPA report about fracking is reigniting fears over the extraction of oil and gas from rock below the earth.
Residents File Lawsuit Over November Earthquake In OklahomaFive companies are being sued over a magnitude 5.0 earthquake in a central city in Oklahoma.
OPEC Cuts Will Have A Muted Effect On ConsumersOPEC's decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual.
Top Texas Official Says Injection Wells Can Cause QuakesA top Texas official says it's "possible" oil and gas wastewater being injected deep underground can cause earthquakes.
Quake Near Oklahoma Oil Hub Prompts Infrastructure ConcernsAn earthquake centered near one of the world's key oil hubs brought down building facades and shattered windows, triggering fears the temblor may have damaged key infrastructure and rendered century-old buildings unsafe.
Northern Oklahoma Rocked By 4.3 Magnitude EarthquakeOfficials with the U.S. Geological Survey say a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck extreme northern Oklahoma late Monday and was widely felt throughout parts of Kansas.
Oklahoma Regulators Probing Oil, Gas Near Site Of New EarthquakesOklahoma's oil-and-gas regulators are investigating a recent cluster of earthquakes recorded near Blanchard, about 30 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City, including three of magnitude 3.0 or higher.
Texas Lawmakers Champion Local Control, But Reign Over CitiesTexas leaders have sued the federal government dozens of times for what they contend are policies that infringe on local control and states' rights. But when cities have attempted to pass laws on issues state lawmakers have moved to quash those efforts.
Texas Oil & Gas Regulators Keep Close Ties To IndustryThe cozy relationship between state oil and gas regulators and the industry they monitor is typified by a revolving door of officials who leave the Texas Railroad Commission to lobby for energy companies, including several who recently departed and made six-figure salaries working the Capitol hallways last year.
New Study Underway To Examine Texas Earthquake IncreaseA program to study the recent increase in earthquakes in Texas is getting underway. The TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program is being overseen by the University of Texas and bankrolled with $4.5 million.