Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fire Fight: Houston’s pension battle heats up

My column in the latest issue of Texas Monthly discusses the battle between Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund. Parker has sued the pension fund twice, seeking to give the city more say over the … Continue reading

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Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riski

Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez http://ow.ly/uWHai #energy #oilspills

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Why a Houston barge accident may cost yo

Why a Houston barge accident may cost you more at the pump than anything Russia’s doing in Ukraine. http://ow.ly/uTYMQ #energy #oilspill

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As we debate fracking, consider its world impact

My latest op/ed, from Saturday’s Houston Chronicle:  If we needed another example of how hydraulic fracturing is changing the world of petro-politics, we have it in Venezuela. Anti-government protests have erupted in parts of the country, and President Nicolas Maduro has … Continue reading

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Is Offshore Drilling Getting Safer?

That was the topic of a recent conference I spoke at in Aberdeen, Scotland. The day-long event, sponsored by the Aberdeen chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, included this press conference in which the speakers discussed the themes of … Continue reading

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