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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Fort Worth's mayor looking for new chief of staff

Jason Lamers is leaving the city after 14 years to join Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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Podcasting superstar from 'Serial' coming to Fort Worth

If you hear yourself hearing a certain haunting theme in early August as you pass the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, don’t be alarmed.

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Groups protest bill ending compliance history

 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Environmental groups are upset that that Texas House is proposing an end to keeping histories of a company's compliance with state and federal laws.

Lawmakers are scheduled to vote on Baytown Rep. Wayne Smith's bill on Wednesday. The measure would change how the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality keeps track of how well company's comply with environmental regulations.

The Texas League of Conservation Voters say under current law, it is easy for residents to examine the history of potentially dangerous companies, such as the fertilizer plant in West, Texas that exploded last month. The group says the new proposal would limit the public's access to a company's record.

Smith would limit the records kept by TCEQ to only five years, which he says would be a better program.


 

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