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Opinion: A carbon neutral Texas can sustain environment and fossil fuels

By Corbin Robertson Jr. and Susan Combs The United States is now the energy capital of the world with the Lone Star State leading the way. In Texas, traditional energy workers represent approximately 5 percent of the state’s employment, not to mention the indirect jobs and economic output generated by the industry. However, Texas must face the

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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

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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

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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

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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

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New Carbon Market Pays Southern Pine-Growers Not to Cut

By Ryan Dezember   Here is a new way for Southern pine growers to get paid for their timber: Leave it standing.   Companies eager to offset their emissions are paying Southern timberland owners not to cut more than a million acres of mill-bound pine trees until next year.   The idea is that the

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The Hydrogen Economy

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: Incentives