March 18, 2011 (AUSTIN)—When the Deepwater Horizon undersea oil rig blew out in the Gulf of Mexico last year, adjacent Texas had an advantage no other coastal state can claim - an oil spill response program with prepositioned equipment, expertise and most importantly, well-rehearsed plans for protecting our state's waters...more
December 07, 2010 ()—J. David Breemer, the California attorney who worked - pro bono, he reminds us - to end public access to West Galveston beaches, isn't feeling very appreciated.
It seems some Texans who enjoy fishing, surfing or just splashing in the waves at one of the state's premiere beaches don't understand how...more
August 16, 2010 (AUSTIN)—Across the Texas coast, abandoned and submerged vessels pose a serious threat to both navigation and the environment.
These old shrimp boats, barges and other heavy commercial vessels litter the waterways for years, sometimes decades, because cash-strapped local governments just don't have the hund...more
April 22, 2010 (AUSTIN)—Nearly four years ago, the Texas
General Land Office signed the nation's first ever lease for offshore wind
Since then, major hurricanes and
economic storms have blown away plans to have turbines up and running by now.
But that doesn't mean we're not earning real money.
After all, that's wh...more
February 03, 2010 (AUSTIN)—As other states and the federal
government dither over the decision to drill offshore or not to drill here at
home, I think they ought to take a close look at the recent oil spill in Port
This spill is a good example of
how, in Texas, we've learned to both protect our environment as well as...more
November 06, 2009 (AUSTIN)—
These are troubled times.
At home, adrift in endless stories of buyouts, bailouts and burgeoning
government spending, some Americans have let slip from their consciousness the
fact that men and women are risking their lives in service to this country
After all, Afghanistan ...more