After Donald Trump’s first month in Washington, he has made straight for some of his most controversial campaign promises – moving ahead with plans for his border wall, attempting to ban refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries, and escalating his war with the media.
From heated pipeline protests to stubbornly low oil prices, these are the top energy and environmental stories the Tribune covered in 2016.
Groups across the city and country continue to protest Energy Transfer Partners’ perceived disregard for environmental concerns and native rights.
Local business owners, artists, and advocates will be collecting donations to benefit the Standing Rock Sioux tribe affected by the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline dispute.
Protesters marched in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which fears that the pipeline will pollute water sources and devastate tribal grounds.
Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelcy Warren faced more than 200 protesters at a Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioner meeting Thursday.
Protesters outside ETP’s San Antonio headquarters connected its behavior in North Dakota with the expansion of export-based gas pipelines in the Big Bend area.
“I don’t know what else to do but fight or leave, and I don’t want to leave,” he told me. “Where am I going to go? You can’t run forever. They’re always right around the corner – Industry, industrialization. Industrialization of the Big Bend would be the saddest thing.”