Texas rolls out 'lighter, faster' storm protection plan
Texas' top public land official rolled out a $1.6 billion plan to slow down erosion on his state's coastline as he continues building a case for a large, more expensive way to protect the Houston area from hurricanes.
N.M. Legislature increases fines for pipeline leaks
The New Mexico Legislature passed a bill that would more than triple the fines the state imposes for pipeline leaks and spills.
Md. governor throws support to a statewide fracking ban
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) endorsed a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in his state, giving strength to a legislative drive to ban the process.
Texas seeks to block natural gas storage rules
The Texas attorney general asked a court to overturn federal safety regulations on underground natural gas storage, saying the rules were adopted without adequate input and strip local governments of their authority.
Houston's crucial storm-protection plan flows through Trump's budget
The Texas congressional delegation is lining up to preserve funding for a coastal barrier aimed at protecting the Houston area and its complex of refineries and chemical plants from floods and hurricanes.