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Where the (Early Action) Rubber Meets the (Clean Air) Road
Local leaders take the first steps toward real-world solutions to our air-quality problems.
"...So far, the Central Texas battle with air pollution has mostly been fought on paper. While citizens..."

June 27, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Clean Air
"...about including vehicle emissions testing in a plan to clean up our region's air. I'd like to address those..."

Feb. 4, 2004 Postmarks

Breaking News: EPA Takes Control of Clean Air Permit
"...Agency seized control of Texas' jurisdiction over granting a clean air permit. The takeover affects one key operating permit..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin Falling Short on Clean Air
New rules could pressure Austin to clean up its act
"...the change will likely put pressure on Austin to clean up its act. In 2006, the allowable standard for..."

July 22, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Libertarians Outraged by Clean Air Force Plans
"...know that after 10 years of diligent work the Clean Air Force has presented its plan for cleaning Centex..."

Feb. 9, 2004 Postmarks

Clean Air Ellis Rides Again
Democratic dynamo has three unrelated measures in Lege grabbing attention for their ambitious attempts to reform Texas' air quality
"...grabbing attention for their ambitious attempts to reform Texas' air quality – both inside and out. Senate Bill 124..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Clean Air in Texas? Not!
The state's clean bill of health means less than meets the eye (and nose)
"...micrometers in diameter – keeps them suspended in the air, where they trigger asthma fits, heart attacks, and hundreds..."

July 9, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Cool, 'Clean' Air Up North
Dispatch No. 1: Cool, 'Clean' Air Up North
"...While standing in the customs line at Toronto's Pearson airport upon my arrival, I took it as a good..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cool, 'Clean' Air Up North
Dispatches from the Toronto International Film Festival: No. 1
"...While standing in the customs line at Toronto's Pearson airport upon my arrival, I took it as a good..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Not Clean Enough
New EPA standards could cause CenTex to miss the mark
"...The thing about air pollution is that it doesn't stay put. Emissions from..."

March 27, 2015 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

EPA Flexes Federal Muscle on Texas Air
Gov. Perry's huffin' and puffin' in defense of dirty air
"...Agen­cy Regional Administrator Al Armen­dar­iz took decisive action to clean up air pollution in Texas by invalidating all 122..."

July 9, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Environs Agreeing on Air
"...of Commerce can agree. But when it comes to air quality, development interests and environmentalists both say Austin needs..."

Sept. 15, 1995 News Feature

Bush's Dirty Plan for Clean Skies
Bush's plan to "reduce" emissions could actually mean more air pollution.
"...week President George W. Bush announced his plan to clean our polluted air, but environmental groups say the proposal..."

Feb. 22, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Can Austin Avoid the Stigma of Dirty Air?
The Clean Air Force aims to keep the Austin area out of the ozone
"...The Clean Air Force of Central Texas is making what it..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

TCEQ, EPA Air Grievances
Austin could fail air-quality standards; TCEQ could fail EPA standards
"...The Austin area will soon fail to meet federal air-quality standards for public health, according to projections shared by..."

June 18, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Strama Steers Clean Car Bill
"...his way, new cars in Texas could be as clean as those in California...."

Feb. 6, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Can Austin Meet New Air Rules? Don't Hold Your Breath.
Onward through the smog
"...Austin will need to adjust its air-quality attitude in the near future, following the U.S. Environmental..."

March 28, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Austin Cannot Avoid Dirty Air
"...answer to "Can Austin Avoid the Stigma of Dirty Air" [News, July 24] is "No," at least not without..."

July 28, 2009 Postmarks

TXU Still Eyeing Clean Coal
Company continues clinging to previous dirty plans.
"...is now planning to build two coal-gasification or so-called "clean-coal" plants in Texas. The Dallas-based utility has gone topsy-turvy..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Profitable, but Clean
AE's Duncan pushes for new power paradigm
"...the conference's program and materials that last week's Austin Clean Energy Venture Summit was no business-as-usual venture capital conference...."

May 25, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Clean-Tech Leaders
"...A few of the clean-tech start-ups recognized at the Clean Energy Venture Summit include:..."

May 25, 2007 News Feature

City Needs to Provide Clean Ashtrays
"...Dear Editor, The smoking ban may clean Austin's air, but it could also litter our streets...."

May 23, 2005 Postmarks

'Sleeping on Air'
Fran Keller rejoices at the small blessings of freedom ... while wondering about her future
"...whole hand into her mouth in an attempt to clean her teeth. (Prisoners are not allowed real toothbrushes, because..."

Dec. 6, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

It's Wrong To Make Fun of People Who Don't Use Air Conditioning
"...Justin Andrews, Although it is your option to use air conditioning whenever you feel like it, to make fun..."

Nov. 27, 2008 Postmarks

Need an Air Action Day
"...nonprofits and other organizations using it to promote how "clean" they are. But all the while, our particulate matter..."

May 9, 2008 Postmarks

Dirty Air Update
Energy industry still running roughshod over Texas
"...1 nationally) and add other smog-forming pollutants to the air?..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Can Texas Clean Up Its Climate Footprint?
State Rep. Erin Zwiener outlines a House environmental agenda
"...of state regulators across multiple agencies to protect the air, water, and soils that keep Texans alive. Zwiener and..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Bolton Gives Dems a Clean Travis Sweep
"...aware that a current of change is in the air that's way larger than this district." By the numbers,..."

Nov. 8, 2006 News Post by Michael King

The Greening of George W. Bush
An industry pollution control program started backed by Gov. George W. Bush has cleaned less than 3% of the industrial toxic emissions it aimed to clean up.
"...the state's pollution controls since 1971 to volunteer to clean up their toxic emissions. The bill's House sponsor told..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Naked City
"Bait and switch" bill dismantles Clean Air Act, activists say
"...polluters that weakens and eliminates numerous sections of the Clean Air Act, the bill is said to include new..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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