Members of the public will be able to go online and view photos taken by the Civil Air Patrol of flood-related oil spills.
The El Paso Times reported Tuesday that the Department of Public Safety has reversed itself and will no longer require a login and password for the University of Texas website.
The Civil Air Patrol flies sorties to track flooding and document damage. The El Paso Times in May published a story about the photos, which were then removed from the website as officials cited privacy concerns.
The newspaper then filed a public information request for all reconnaissance photos of such Texas spills shot by the Civil Air Patrol since 2014.
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DPS officials say nearly 100,000 photos were taken in just the past year.