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The Environmental Integrity Project noted in a report released Thursday, May 9, 2019, that the Permian Basin, which include some West Texas cities, such as Midland, is one of the most productive hydrocarbon regions in the world.
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May 09, 2019 - 6:42 am
The production of oil and natural gas in West Texas is booming but it's coming at a cost to residents who are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to a report issued by an environmental group.
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Barbara Schwarz
May 08, 2019 - 8:37 pm
Bill Would Stop Arrests Of Class C Traffic Violators DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The state house has passed a bill that would severely curtail the power of police officers to arrest people for Class C traffic violations, and many other Class C misdemeanor fine-only offenses. It was a traffic stop, for...
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Kurt Rowland surveys the scene at the intersection of Austin Parkway and Sweetwater Blvd. in the Colony Bend neighborhood of Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Rowland bought the kayak shortly before Hurricane Harvey and was glad to have it, he said. Residents have been surprised that the water has not receded more quickly as it has in the past when the rain has stopped. More rain is forecast for the coming days. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 7:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — It was a scene that has repeated itself countless times in the Houston area: heavy rainfall made area roadways impassable and flooded homes, schools and businesses. On Wednesday, the Houston area was drying out after severe thunderstorms a day earlier caused flash flooding ,...
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Uber and Lyft drivers, with signs on their vehicles supporting better wages, cross the Brooklyn Bridge in a caravan of about 25 vehicles, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in New York. The protests arrive just ahead of Uber's initial public stock offering, which is planned for Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 08, 2019 - 11:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. Demonstrations took place in 10 U.S. cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles...
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 Heavy rain is battering parts of southeast Texas prompting flash flood warnings, power outages and calls for water rescues.
Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP
May 08, 2019 - 6:30 am
Emergency responders in Texas rescued numerous people from rising floodwaters Tuesday as a strong storm battered the Houston area with heavy rain, inundating homes and leaving motorists stranded just two years Hurricane Harvey devastated the area.
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