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06.20.2024 Media Coverage

Oil industry tries to escape water crunch Energy Wire

05.14.2024 Media Coverage

IRS urged to bolster oversight of CCS tax credit Politico

05.10.2024 Media Coverage

Is the Railroad Commission Actually Becoming More Transparent? Dallas Morning News

05.09.2024 Media Coverage

Is Time Running Out for the Eagle Ford? San Antonio Business Journal

05.03.2024 The Workover Blog

Announcing Our 2024 Poster Contest Winner!

05.02.2024 Media Coverage

April 2024 News Roundup

02.28.2024 Media Coverage

Railroad Commission Approves Toxic Waste Ponds Next to Baptist Camp Inside Climate News

02.19.2024 The Workover Blog

Video: Waste Pits Community Meeting

01.29.2024 Media Coverage

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the hydrogen Cipher News

01.05.2024 Media Coverage

Methane in Texas: Hidden Danger Spectrum News 1

01.04.2024 Press Release    The Workover Blog   

Statement on Louisiana Primacy for Class VI Wells

12.22.2023 Media Coverage    Statement from Commission Shift   

Carbon capture lets Big Oil off the hook. We’re footing the bill. Houston Chronicle

11.06.2023 Media Coverage

Waskom landowners detail concerns, two-year battle over oilfield waste site Marshall News Messenger

11.06.2023 Media Coverage

Texas Sees ‘Bonanza’ in Carbon Storage Market Capital and Main

11.05.2023 Media Coverage

The Green Fuel That Even Red America Loves Wall Street Journal

10.18.2023 Media Coverage

Texas Continues to Issue Thousands of Flaring Permits Inside Climate News

10.06.2023 Media Coverage

Texas proposes first rules on oil waste in 40 years Energy Wire

10.06.2023 Media Coverage    The Workover Blog   

Orphan Wells Interview featuring Commission Shift’s Paige Powell KPFT Houston

09.29.2023 Media Coverage

CO2 storage project planned for West Texas Energy Wire

08.23.2023 Media Coverage

Texas Permits Lignite Mine Expansion Despite Water Worries Inside Climate News

07.18.2023 Media Coverage

RGISC opens applications for 2023 Laredo Climate Cohort Laredo Morning Times

07.18.2023 Media Coverage

Dems ask EPA to reject Texas’ bid to oversee CO2 wells Energy Wire

07.18.2023 Media Coverage

Texas Democrats split on state’s role in carbon capture Houston Chronicle

05.26.2023 The Workover Blog

Announcing Our 2023 Poster Contest Winner!

05.25.2023 The Workover Blog

Meet Our 2023 New Faces!

05.01.2023 Media Coverage

EPA proposal advances La. bid to oversee CO2 wells Energy Wire

04.28.2023 Media Coverage

Sinkholes are emerging in Texas. Is oil and gas to blame? Energy Wire

04.21.2023 Videos

Orphaned Well Video Series

04.17.2023 Media Coverage

Why injecting CO2 underground is a legal morass Energy Wire

04.10.2023 The Workover Blog

Carbon Capture Awareness Month

04.03.2023 Media Coverage

Laredoan chosen for White House task force KGNS Laredo

03.30.2023 The Workover Blog    Videos   

Commemorating César Chávez Day of Service

03.15.2023 The Workover Blog

Happy Women’s History Month!

03.15.2023 The Workover Blog

Energy Mini-Summit in ATX

03.10.2023 Media Coverage

Landowners fear injection of fracking waste threatens West Texas aquifers Inside Climate News, The Texas Tribune

03.06.2023 The Workover Blog    Videos   

Community Conversations: Waste Pits

02.15.2023 Videos

Gas Failures and the Grid Spectrum News 1

02.10.2023 The Workover Blog    Videos   

Legacy sulfur well in Pecos County

02.09.2023 Media Coverage

Abandoned Texas oil wells polluting air, water and vegetation News 4 San Antonio

02.01.2023 Media Coverage

Texas Oilfield Waste Company Contributed $53,750 to Regulators Overseeing a Controversial Permit Application Beaumont Enterprise, Houston Chronicle, Inside Climate News, San Antonio Express-News, The Texas Tribune

01.25.2023 Media Coverage

Texas oil and gas regulator opens public outreach office Energy Wire

01.23.2023 Media Coverage

Earthquakes rattle Permian shale cost discipline Argus Media

01.12.2023 Media Coverage

Take the money and plug. Orphan wells mess with Texas. Houston Chronicle

11.15.2022 Media Coverage

How Can We Make Public Commissions More Democratic? Nonprofit Quarterly

11.08.2022 Media Coverage

RRC leaders fine-tune critical infrastructure, weatherization rules Midland Reporter-Telegram

10.20.2022 Media Coverage

Committee on Environmental Regulation Public Hearing CBS 7 Midland

10.20.2022 Testimonies

Committee on Environmental Regulation Public Hearing CBS 7 Midland

06.14.2022 The Workover Blog    Videos   

The Purpose of Commission Shift

02.13.2021 Reports

Captive Agency

02.10.2021 Reports

Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells