Greg Abbott is Texas' leading candidate for governor in 2014, and will oversee a massive new state water plan if he wins. He has been drilling wells on his property to avoid conservation fees in order to keep his lawn green.
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The Rio Grande Valley is one of the poorest regions in the country, and it's been the hardest hit by lawmakers' crusade against women's health care. But the women there don't often get a chance to tell their stories.
Synthetic crude oil hasn't yet entered the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline, but a report released Tuesday by non-profit consumer rights group Public Citizen says the pipes are already bending, sagging and peeling to the point of a possible spill or leakage of toxic tar sands.