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Texas agriculture experts: Mexico may retaliate if U.S. imposes tariffs

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

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Activists Look To Repeat Standing Rock Success In West Texas

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.

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What We Know About Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Pick For Secretary Of State

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.

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Many Reasons, One Cause In Pipeline Protest

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

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Lawmakers Push Back on Railroad Commission Overhaul Proposals

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

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Texas Town’s Fortunes Rise And Fall With Pump Jacks And Oil Prices

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.

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Fronteras Desk In Colombia: How Microcredit Can Both Bolster And Burn The Poor

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

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Chesapeake Energy’s Downfall Is Another Oil Company’s Gain

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

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Factory Workers In Juárez Unionize For Higher Pay, Better Working Conditions

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

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Protested Big Bend Pipeline Now Closer to Approval

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

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