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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 16, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Abbott, please recognize International Underground Railroad Month September is International Underground Railroad Month. Gov. Greg Abbott should recognize it with an official proclamation. ...

USM prof, Water Institute work to restore Chandeleur Islands

Sep. 18, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana-based research organization and a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi are joining forces in a research project aimed at restoring and protecting the Chandeleur Islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In a news release...

Texas company to pay nearly $3M for Clean Air Act violations

Sep. 15, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

POINT COMFORT, Texas (AP) — A Texas plastics company has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in civil penalties for violating the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. Formosa Plastics Corp. also agreed to improve its risk management program at its...

After Ida hits, August industrial output gains slow to 0.4%

Sep. 15, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production slowed to a 0.4% gain in August as shutdowns of petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants caused by Hurricane Ida curbed manufacturing activity. Plant closures long the Gulf Coast as well as lost oil production during...

Forecasters: Tropical Storm Nicholas forms in Gulf of Mexico; storm warnings issued for Texas and NE coast of Mexico.

Sep. 12, 2021 11:22 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters: Tropical Storm Nicholas forms in Gulf of Mexico; storm warnings issued for Texas and NE coast of Mexico.

Mindy dumps rain on SC and GA coast, moves off into Atlantic

Sep. 09, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tropical depression Mindy dumped rain along the Georgia and South Carolina seacoasts Thursday during a trek across land before moving well out over the Atlantic Ocean. Mindy was a brief-lived tropical storm that had formed Wednesday in the...

Tropical Storm Mindy forms in northeast Gulf of Mexico; tropical storm warning issued for part of the Florida Panhandle

Sep. 08, 2021 17:10 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Mindy forms in northeast Gulf of Mexico; tropical storm warning issued for part of the Florida Panhandle.

After Ida oil spill, divers put containment dome on pipeline

Sep. 08, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The company overseeing the response to a large oil spill spurred by Hurricane Ida said Tuesday that a containment dome has been placed over a broken undersea pipeline, stemming the flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Houston-based Talos Energy said in a...

New Orleans: Seniors left in dark, hot facilities after Ida

Sep. 06, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officials in New Orleans will thoroughly inspect senior living apartments in the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida after finding people living in buildings without working generators, which left residents trapped in wheelchairs on dark, sweltering upper floors, Mayor...

Divers identify broken pipeline as source of Gulf oil spill

Sep. 05, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divers at the site of an ongoing oil spill that appeared in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida have identified the apparent source as one-foot diameter pipeline displaced from a trench on the ocean floor and broken open. Talos Energy, the...