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Eagle Ford Minute Nov 19

Experts worry the Eagle Ford air quality may be at risk, Keystone pipeline bill fails in Senate

Dr. Gunner Schade, of the Department of Atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M, has been studying Texas air quality for six months. Shade said indications of hydrocarbon emissions from the shale are constant, not intermittent. Dr. Schade said many of the hydrocarbons don’t pose a danger, but continued exposure can have long-term effects.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality collects air quality information from a monitoring station in Floresville, and the agency also responds to complaints about shale emissions. TCEQ will soon be adding another monitoring station in Karnes County. Read More

A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline failed in the Senate on Tuesday by just one vote, in a setback not only for the energy project but the politically imperiled Democratic senator who pushed the legislation.

The bill failed on a 59-41 vote. It needed 60 to pass. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., had resurrected the legislation ahead of a tough runoff election next month, hoping to show her Washington clout and put Congress on record in support of the pipeline — even though the White House indicated President Obama would consider vetoing.

“For jobs, for economic opportunity, for independence, for energy independence — this fight was worth having,” Senatro Landieu said. Read More

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