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News by Date: February 2019

Railroad Commissioners Voice Doubts that Permian Basin Flaring is More Prevalent than Reported

The Environmental Defense Fund concluded that oil producers burned off more natural gas than they reported to the state. But Texas officials expressed skepticism of those findings during a state Senate hearing Wednesday. Read the story...

Devils River State Natural Area Named Texas’ First Dark Sky Sanctuary

The designation draws attention to the decreasing number of places where true darkness can still be experienced. Read the story at:

From 2016 to 2018, Total Crashes in the Odessa District were up 67% and Fatalities were up 97%

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How a "Monster" Texas Oil Field Made the U.S. a Star in the World Market

Innovation, investment and inviting geology have given new life to an oil patch that once seemed spent. The oil field is now the world’s second most productive. Read the story at:

The Senate Just Passed the Decade’s Biggest Public Lands Package

The bipartisan measure would create more than 1.3 million acres of wilderness out West, add three national park units and expand eight others. Read the story...

Texas Is on Fire With Polluting Flares from Fracking

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