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Texas agricultural producers say if the White House slaps a tariff on Mexican products, the state’s farmers and ranchers — as well as Texas consumers — could suffer from a Mexican retaliation against U.S. exports. Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump said the … Continue reading
Activists in west Texas are taking to heart the successes of the Standing Rock Sioux to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. They’re hoping to repeat that for a pipeline project there.
President-elect Donald Trump, in a statement early this morning, announced his intention to nominate the ExxonMobil chairman and CEO to become the country’s top diplomat.
Opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline continues to grow beyond its North Dakota roots, with solidarity protests Tuesday in dozens of cities across the country and the world. The protests began in April with a few members of the Standing … Continue reading
State lawmakers on Monday considered a host of recommendations to reshape and rename the Texas Railroad Commission, a powerful agency that oversees a host of oil and gas activities but not railroads. Staff of the Sunset Advisory Commission, the legislative … Continue reading
The middle class has shrunk faster in Midland, Texas, than nearly anywhere else in the U.S. Overall, more people are getting rich than falling behind. But extreme booms and busts make life precarious.
This story was produced by West Texas Public Radio and Fronteras: The Changing America Desk. Fronteras is a reporting collaboration of NPR member stations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California focused on the US-Mexico border. BOGOTA, Colombia — Microfinance … Continue reading
The U.S. oil and gas industry was shocked on Wednesday by the sudden death of one of its most influential executives. Aubrey McClendon was killed after driving his SUV into a concrete embankment, a day after being indicted on bid rigging and price … Continue reading
JUAREZ — As labor unrest continues to ripple across this Mexican border city, a group of workers has managed to start the city’s only independently organized factory union. Close to 200 workers are now members of a new union approved … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with a statement from an Energy Transfer Partners spokeswoman. A coalition of ranchers, environmentalists and disgruntled landowners has suffered a major setback in its battle to block a proposed pipeline that would carry natural … Continue reading