Month: August 2011

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  • August
    26 2011

    New Texas Law Causes Energy Companies to Increase Lawsuits Against Land Owners

    According to recent reports, lawsuits by energy companies against south Texas landowners have steadily been on the rise. Sources say the lawsuits have resulted in wake of the energy companies' desire to build more pipelines to keep pace with surging oil and gas production from recent oil and gas discoveries in places like the Eagle […]

  • August
    18 2011

    Federal Panel Issues Recommendations to Improve Hydraulic Fracking

    According to recent reports, a panel working for the Federal Department of Energy has issued recommendations for improving the safety and curbing the environmental impact of natural gas and oil drilling. Sources say the panel's report is specifically focused on a technique known as hydraulic fracking, which is currently used on most natural gas wells. […]

  • August
    10 2011

    N.Y. Sues Feds Due to Hydraulic Fracking Concerns

    According to reports, the United States government will ask a federal judge to dismiss a New York lawsuit that seeks to force a comprehensive review of how natural gas extraction might affect the 9 million residents of the state. Sources say the U.S. plans to ask for dismissal because the state of New York cannot […]

  • August
    02 2011

    Parties Settle for $750K Over Vidor Truck Collision

    Sources say a driver who claimed that a collision with a tractor-trailerresulted in a back surgery agreed to a $750,000 settlement. In 2010, Randy Allen, then 54, collided with an IWS Gas & Supply of Texas truck on a feeder road in Vidor. Allen underwent a lumbar fusion at L4-5 less than two weeks after […]

  • August
    02 2011

    Sprinkler Water a Factor in Fatal Houston Collision

    On August 2, 2011, Houston police say a woman who was speeding hit some sprinkler water in the roadway and crashed into a tree. Reportedly, the accident took place in the 12000 block of Briar Forest Drive. Police say the water was the result of several sprinkler systems along the road. Reportedly, the woman died […]