Month: May 2021

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Clearing The Path For Deployment Of Geologic Sequestration Of CO2 In Texas

by Aileen M. Hooks (Texas) and Katie Windle (Texas) Carbon capture, use, and storage (“CCUS”) is widely viewed as a critical tool for reducing atmospheric emissions of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (“CO2”). The United States, and Texas in particular, is uniquely situated to become a world leader in CCUS due to the availability of geologic storage […]

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Texas Legislature Votes to Transfer Injection Storage Regulation to RRC

HOUSTON – The Texas Legislature has formally passed House Bill 1284, authored by Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshal) and sponsored by Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills), to transfer the regulatory authority of geologic storage of carbon dioxide from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to the Railroad Commission (RRC). This was a priority for […]

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Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian Passes Key Resolutions At IOGCC

Texas Defends States Rights at Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission May 18, 2021 AUSTIN – Today, Commissioner Wayne Christian authored and passed three resolutions to protect states’ rights, protect consumers, and encourage technological innovation in the oil and gas industry. Resolution 21.052 – Opposition to the CLEAN Future Act (View here): This resolution co-sponsored by […]

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Former Texas Comptroller Combs joins private-sector effort to ‘turn fossil fuels green’

By John C. Moritz AUSTIN — Former state Comptroller Susan Combs, who served in the U.S. Interior Department during the Trump administration, is joining a private-sector startup seeking to make Texas carbon neutral by 2050. The Carbon Neutral Coalition, founded by longtime energy-industry executive Corbin Robertson Jr. of Houston, wants to find ways to capture and store carbon-dioxide emissions from traditional fossil […]

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CNC Announces Susan Combs as Chairperson

HOUSTON – The Carbon Neutral Coalition (CNC) today announced that former Comptroller of Public Accounts and US Department of Interior Chief Financial Officer Susan Combs has been named the group’s Advisory Board Chairperson as it seeks to put Texas on a path to carbon neutrality by 2050. Susan will work on policy and research with […]

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Louisiana’s Governor Wants The Oil And Gas State To Go Carbon Neutral

By Tegan Wendland It may be the most surprising addition to the growing number of states setting aggressive climate goals. Louisiana’s economy has long relied on the production of oil, gas and petrochemicals. But in a major shift, officials are looking to dramatically reduce the fossil fuel emissions that disproportionately ravage the state with powerful […]

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CNC Applauds Representative Landgraf for Passing Texas Energy Independence Act

Bill Establishes Texas Primacy Over Energy Regulation HOUSTON – The Carbon Neutral Coalition (CNC) today praised Representative Brooks Landgraf and the Texas House of Representatives for passing House Bill 1683, known as the Texas Energy Independence Act. The bill will prohibit state agencies and officials from enforcing a federal statute or regulation regulating oil and […]

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