Officials acting for sake of action over ozone

05/20/2002
Official heavy-handedness is usurping already-suspect environmental regulation in Texas.Desperation over Houston's intractable ozone pollution has produced mistakes both silly and serious. Under pressure from federal regulators, regional authorities recently lowered expressway speed limits in and around Houston to 55 mph from 70 mph.Houstonians, who tend to ignore speed limits, treat the move as a joke. They know lower speeds produce no environmental benefit. Most are not slowing down. Some are getting tickets.A county prosecutor says ticketed drivers demanding jury trials might prevail in court by arguing that the former speed limit had been deemed safe. There will be many demands fo...
read-story

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.

 

Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected