Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media

Travis Bubenik

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Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Travis:

Natural Gas Flaring Significantly Underestimated In Texas, Study Suggests

The study is the latest evidence of a discrepancy between state data and federal government satellite imagery. → Read More

House Dems Accuse EPA Of Withholding Documents In Harvey Probe

A House science committee is looking into why a NASA plane that could've tracked pollution after Harvey wasn't used. → Read More

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo: Citizenship Checks List Could Intimidate Legitimate Voters

The county is still holding off on asking registered voters on a state-circulated list for proof of citizenship. → Read More

In Houston, A Growing Debate About Flooding And Sand Mining

Some worry the industry made Hurricane Harvey's destruction worse, a claim the industry disputes. → Read More

Monthly U.S. Oil Production Hits Record High

Texas hit its own monthly record at 4.6 million barrels per day. → Read More

Researchers Say Texas Regulations Ignore Most Harmful Pollutants from Coal

A new study says sulfur dioxide is the most dangerous pollutant coming from Texas coal plants. → Read More

As Waiver Requests Are Considered, Energy Sector Feels Impacts of Steel Tariffs

The energy sector continues to push back against the Trump Administration's trade moves → Read More

Settlement Reached in Air Pollution Lawsuit Against Pasadena Refinery

Pasadena Refining System has agreed to new pollution controls, upgraded hurricane planning and fines to fund an electric vehicles program → Read More

Millions In Federal Funding Announced For Houston-Area Flood Projects

Harris County is still waiting on about $260 million in flood control funding from applications submitted after Harvey. → Read More

Texas Small Business Group Wonders About Disaster Loan ‘Gap’

A small number of the businesses flagged as potentially needing the loans wound up receiving them → Read More

With “Lower For Longer” Oil Prices, Houston Might Need A New Job Creator

A new report from the Center for Houston's Future says the city can't rely on oil to continue creating the kind of "high value" jobs it has for decades. → Read More

Texas Lost Three Coal Plants, But Officials Don’t Sound Worried About The Grid

Alternatives like natural gas are stepping in to fill some of the gaps, though the grid could still be strained by a hotter-than-usual summer. → Read More

Researcher Points To Legislative Fixes For Oilfield’s Crumbling Roads

As oil production increases, rural roads are under more pressure. → Read More

Wildlife Refuge Expansion Will Provide Flooding Defense, Conservationists Say

The refuge acts as a natural barrier against hurricanes and storm surge. → Read More

In-Depth: The Tragedy In Waco Remembered, 25 Years Later

The deadly end to a weeks-long siege of a religious compound prompted serious soul-searching among law enforcement about how tense confrontations are handled. → Read More

Pollution Rules Suspended Since Harvey Go Back Into Effect

State regulators suspended pollution limits after Harvey in an effort to speed up the response and recovery. → Read More

San Jacinto River Authority To Work On Flood Control After Abbott’s Visit To Kingwood

Funding the effort could be a challenge, but the river authority says it's committed to finding a way. → Read More

India Receives Its First Shipment of U.S. LNG

Multiple liquefied natural gas export terminals are in the works for the Gulf Coast. → Read More

Harris County Begins Work on Flood Control Project Near Addicks and Barker Reservoirs

The work is part of a broader effort to study how much of a difference sediment removal makes in improving water flows. → Read More

Organizers Want Texas To Prioritize Low And Moderate-Income Families In Harvey Recovery

Advocacy groups sent recommendations for the recovery effort to the state office overseeing the distribution of some federal aid money → Read More