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Naked City
Local leaders want your input on an extensive -- and potentially controversial -- list of smog-fighting strategies.
"...Nov. 15, is the last day to take the Clean Air Force of Central Texas online survey (at www.cleanairforce.org)..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Ozone of His Own
Texas environmentalists wonder when George W. Bush will face up to the consequences of killing the Tejas emissions-reduction program.
"...made a considerable difference in the quality of the air in Texas cities...."

Sept. 8, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Bush vs. Bush
Clean Air: Optional or Mandatory?
"...Rep. Ray Allen on legislation to make our Texas air cleaner by significantly reducing emissions from older grandfathered plants."..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Don’t Breath Today or Tomorrow
Ozone Watch Level Orange Alerts
"...The Clean Air Force of Central Texas has issued an alert..."

May 28, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Armendariz: Don't Make Me Federalize
EPA regional chief warns TCEQ
"...that if the state doesn’t start issuing federally consistent air permits by June 30, he is prepared to take..."

June 1, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Environmental Cage Match
After a history of pulling its punches, is EPA finally forcing TCEQ to clean up the Texas air?
"...here last year for an unusual reason: Texas' horrendous air pollution problem. A nationally respected Sierra Club organizer, Hernandez..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Clearing the Air
"...interest groups attacked Bush for the decline in Texas' air quality...."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Neighbors vs. Neighbors
A profile of the Central Texas struggle over Alcoa Rockdale and its plans for expansionAlcoa announces new "voluntary" emissions reductions.
"...Rockdale aluminum smelter -- a major polluter of Texas air for decades -- may have been violating state and..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
The grandfathered pollution exemption celebrates its 30th birthday, and the Lege takes another look at cleaning up the air
"...For 30 years, since the enactment of the Texas Clean Air Act of 1971, the state's "grandfathered" industrial facilities..."

April 6, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
The state balks – at least temporarily – at the region's anti-smog strategy
"...Local officials have cleared the air with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, drawing more..."

July 2, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Naked City
But opponents are blowing a gasket over plans for tailpipe testing
"...in the region's effort to avoid nonattainment of federal air quality standards, with the approval by the Travis Co...."

March 26, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

On the Lege
News from beneath the pink granite dome
"...– two pollutants that carry penalties under the federal Clean Air Act – as well as carbon dioxide, which..."

March 9, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Capitol Chronicle
Bush brings smog to Europe, and Rich Oppel blows smoke.
"...years ago, Alcoa's Rockdale plant was informed that the air pollution emissions from its smokestack, descending on neighborhoods at..."

June 22, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
The state attains EPA standards for fine particle pollution – for what it's worth
"...Environmental Protection Agency's initial release of fine particle pollution air quality standards, with Texas getting a clean bill of..."

Dec. 31, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
More than 1,000 deaths a year from polluting power plants, report claims
"...are among the findings in a new report, Dirty Air, Dirty Power: Mortality and Health Damage Due to Air..."

June 18, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Red Tails
George Lucas exec produced – and bankrolled – this action/drama about the historic Tuskegee Airmen.
"...George Lucas' longtime pet project about the pioneering Tuskegee airmen of World War II's all African-American 332nd Fighter Group..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Naked City
Air Clearing Over Rockdale?
"...will force the aluminum giant either to dramatically reduce air pollution from its Rockdale smelter or shut it down...."

April 18, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Environmental Groups Sue Shell Oil Company
"...spewing a wide range of harmful emissions into the air in violation of its permitted limits and the Clean..."

Jan. 10, 2008 News Post by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Mexican Trucks, Austin's Air
"...latest step in its apparent campaign to turn the air we breathe into a concentrated mist of carcinogenic particles,..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Ozone Watch Wednesday
Try to limit driving and other polluting actions
"...to limit driving and other actions that contribute to air pollution. See a press release from the Clean Air..."

Sept. 1, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Rick Perry vs. the EPA
Which is the bigger danger, climate change or our governor?
"...finding” being used to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act...."

Feb. 16, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Uh-Oh Exxon
Oil giant sued for violations of the Clean Air Act
"...intention to sue ExxonMobil Corporation for violations of the Clean Air Act by their refinery and chemical plant complex..."

July 8, 2010 News Post by Jillian Richardson

Keeping Busy
Armendariz moves from the EPA to the Sierra Club, still defending the environment
"...EPA disapproved revisions, known as "flexible permitting," to Texas' Clean Air Act implementation plan, though the state had been..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Naked City
Austin is now officially in non-attainment of the Clean Air Act's ozone standard, but it's still unclear how Texas cities will enforce the federal law.
"...act like it is indeed in violation of the Clean Air Act. But what that means is still months..."

March 16, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Pie-in-the-Sky Pollution
Federal Clean Air Act critics say it's an unrealistic, paper-only policy
"...Free-market solutions to the federal Clean Air Act – usually underwritten by the industry lobby..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Naked City
Austin and the surrounding cities and counties still have a long way to go before they reach an agreement on reducing ozone emissions that everyone can live with.
"...goes like this. You may have heard of the Clean Air Act. You may have heard the term "nonattainment"..."

April 20, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Bounds, and The Perfect Man Contest directed by John McLean. Both films were shot using DV and, again, there..."

June 28, 2002 Column

Capitalists, Conservationists Say No to Dirty Coal
Showdown taking shape over plans to build 16 old-style coal-fired power plants, which threaten to push Austin's marginal air quality into the red
"...coal-fired power plants, which threaten to push Austin's marginal air quality into the red; keep Houston and Dallas in..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

New Pollution Rules for Coal-Crazed Texas
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality takes up two federal EPA air quality measures to hopefully reduce mercury and carbon dioxide pollution
"...Commission on Environmental Quality took up two federal EPA air quality measures at its meeting last Wednesday: the Clean..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Nightclubs aren't the only things for which smoking will be banned
"...is set to take effect today, Sept. 1. The AirCheck Texas vehicle emissions testing and repair program, accompanied by..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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