Texas Oil Groups Launch Effort to Reduce Methane Emissions

A coalition of Texas oil industry trade groups and companies on Tuesday announced a new voluntary effort to reduce climate change-causing methane emissions and oilfield flaring as the industry faces mounting pressure from critics and even some of its own biggest players to limit its environmental footprint.

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Pipeline Construction

Although Kinder Morgan violated the conditions of a biological opinion and incidental take statement designed to protect a federally protected bird species during its construction of a natural gas pipeline in the Texas Hill Country, a federal court in the state ruled, plaintiffs seeking to prohibit the company from engaging in clearing and construction are still not entitled to a preliminary injunction. 

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