Delger Erdenesanaa, The Texas Observer

Delger Erdenesanaa

The Texas Observer

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Past articles by Delger:

Natural Gas Terminal Reopens After Massive Explosion

Regulators say the company fixed flaws at the natural gas plant which led compressed methane to burst from a pipe and catch fire. → Read More

The Lost Reservoir Inside Our Water Infrastructure

Texas could meet much of its future water need simply by plugging leaks. → Read More

San Antonio to End Use of Coal Within Five Years

But CPS Energy’s decision to switch to Natural Gas highlights the potential and peril of cities’ clean energy transition. → Read More

A Hot, Dry 2022 by the Numbers

Our record-breaking summer provided a preview of what’s to come. → Read More

Climate Advocacy’s Elder Statesman

Al Gore talks about the Inflation Reduction Act, what’s next for the environmental movement in Texas and beyond. → Read More

How To Prevent the Next Water Crisis

Amid droughts, climate change and development, Todd Votteler has ideas for how Texas can prevent future conflict over resources. → Read More

Texas Is Becoming a Bitcoin-Mining Capital. Can the Grid Handle It?

Despite the FTX crash, ERCOT continues to court the cryptocurrency industry. → Read More

Texas Oyster Fishing at a ‘Crossroads’

Citing low numbers, the Parks and Wildlife Commission has closed most of the state’s bays to commercial harvest. → Read More

Setting Fires to Save the Houston Toad

An environmental film festival spotlights a Central Texas land trust’s effort to bring back endangered species. → Read More

Christian Menefee Aims to Bring Polluters to Justice

The youngest-ever Harris County attorney is making the environment top priority. Next target: creosote contamination in Houston's Fifth Ward. → Read More

Austin Nurses Win Largest Hospital Union in Texas

National Nurses United organizers at Ascension Seton Medical Center just delivered a major victory for the Texas labor movement. → Read More

An Eleventh-Hour, Hail-Mary Climate Remedy

The Inflation Reduction Act promises to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, but enables more pollution in Gulf Coast communities. → Read More

Wind Capital in the Gulf

Upcoming offshore wind farms in the Gulf of Mexico could bring jobs as well as clean energy to Texas communities. → Read More

We Could Save the Grid by Using Less Electricity

In 1999, Texas was the first state to adopt an energy efficiency standard for utilities, but we've fallen way behind since. → Read More

Concrete Ideas

New technology and methods may help clean up the cement and concrete industries—two of Texas’ most conspicuous polluters. → Read More

Injured, Sick, Widowed, and Sued

Cities are filing lawsuits to claw back first responders’ hard-won workers’ compensation. → Read More

Is San Antonio for the Birds?

Amid growing urban-wildlife conflict, a fight over Brackenridge Park calls into question the rights of nature. → Read More

With SCOTUS EPA Decision, Texas Coal Plants Live to Cook the Climate Another Day

Regardless of the federal ruling, local efforts to shut down the most polluting power plants and switch on clean energy continue. → Read More

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Faces A Reckoning

Texans are calling out the Texas Commission For Environmental Quality for failing to address environmental injustices throughout the state. → Read More

Texas’ Insane Heat Wave Shows Our Grid Isn’t Ready for Climate Change

As weather gets more extreme and the population booms, ERCOT and state leaders need to get a grip on reality. → Read More