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EPA to TCEQ: Too Much 'Flexibility'
How flexible permits weaken the Clean Air Act
" Texas to assist industry by watering down the Clean Air Act is the flexible permit. In 1995, the..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Bush's Xmas Stocking: Burning Coal?
New state and federal regulations threaten the Clean Air Act
"...Change is in the air -- literally...."

Dec. 28, 2001 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
EPA reviews Clean Air Act new emissions policy for Bush Administration
"...of the "New Source Review" regulations of the federal Clean Air Act had better hurry. The comment period ends..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Our readers talk back.
"...their unjust actions, and I know I was treated unfairly. My friends are witnesses, but I need others not..."

July 5, 2002 Column

Capitol Chronicle
The Lege attempt at air pollution control gets shot down in court.
"...weeks ago, the centerpiece of the Legislature's plan to clean up Texas air withered and died like bluebonnets in..."

May 3, 2002 News Column by Michael King

The Watson Way
Mayor Kirk Watson talks about challenges for austin during his next term.
"...the all-conquering Smart Growth ideology vying for dominance with clean-air and cost-of-living issues. After spending the past three years..."

March 31, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

The Smog Cometh
Alternative transportation programs help keep Austin in line
"...The culprit? Ground-level ozone (aka smog) formed when industrial air pollution mixes with exhaust fumes from cars and then..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
"...Southwest Airlines enraged some of its biggest customers last week by..."

June 28, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Our readers talk back.
"...One, Margot's answers to our groups' respective questionnaires were direct and unequivocal. We didn't necessarily agree with..."

June 6, 2003 Column

Capitol Chronicle
Environmental groups notify Alcoa Corp. of intent to sue over environmental violations.
" least the scent of burning lignite in the air, since a few days earlier Neighbors for Neighbors, Environmental..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Column by Michael King

The Numbers Game
Read Council's Lips: No New Taxes
"...Clean Air Supply..."

May 29, 1998 News Column by Jenny Staff

Naked City
"...Quote of the Week "Clean darky." – KVET deejay Sammy Allred, satirizing Joe Biden's..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature

Texas Coal Rush Update
Planned coal power plants loom large, get political
"...power plants. Critics note these are not the oft-touted clean coal technology devices they're depicted to be; they fear..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

EPA: Political Punching Bag or the New 'It' Agency?
Perry emits more hot air over state's dirty air
"...action to begin taking federal control of the flawed air-permitting process in Texas – starting with Flint Hills Resources'..."

June 11, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

California Tailpipe Rules Could Cruise Into Texas
New "Clean Cars" bill would require new rides in Texas sold after 2008 to adhere to California's Zero Emission Vehicle program
" the federal government. Senate Bill 124 (aka the Clean Cars Program) would require new rides sold after 2008..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

TNRCC, EPA Follow Suit
The EPA and TNRCC jump on environmentalists' bandwagon by accusing Alcoa of violating the Clean Air Act.
"...was operating in violation of both federal and state clean air laws due to equipment upgrades it made at..."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Cast Away
Pure Castings, Zavala Elementary, pollution, jobs ... and the neighborhood
"...wax in the molds but the fumes in the air and their potential effects on the foundry's nearest neighbor:..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Roger Duncan's Night Visions
Austin Energy's GM invites us to wrestle with the conundrum of clean energy
" a rapidly shifting global landscape, to set a clean-energy example for the country. "The things I worry about,"..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...24 hours and I've already joined two bands." – Air America Radio host Al Franken, broadcasting live from the..."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

God's Steward at the TNRCC
In Barry McBee's Environment, Politics and Religion Mix
" man, a Republican party man -- and the chairman of one of the most powerful environmental agencies in..."

Jan. 16, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Smog Alert
The EPA considers tightening standard for ground-level ozone
"...modern British environmental movement, leading to passage of the Clean Air Act in 1956. The United States passed its..."

March 13, 2015 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Fayette, Don't Spray It
Enviros target LCRA with potential lawsuit over Clean Air Act violations
"...Lower Colorado River Authority over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the coal-powered Fayette Power Project in..."

July 23, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Developing Stories
CAMPO's new executive director plans to get busy planning
"...Under energetic Chair Kirk Watson, CAMPO has been undergoing a positive transformation...."

May 16, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Ann del Llano of the ACLU, defending the proposed "Clean Government/Clean Water" city charter amendments at a St. Edward's..."

April 21, 2006 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...price means everything and quality means nothing. Are the pair of 501s you bought last year anything like or..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...public office in the mid-1970s in an effort to clean up the corruption that was fairly rampant in my..."

April 4, 2003 Column

EPA on Unclean Energy: "No Source Review"
The Bush Administration's rollback of New Source Review could guarantee more dirty air for years to come.
"...Americans who enjoy breathing had better hope the clean energy industry takes off with a vengeance, because the..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Aluminum Can'ts
Three environmental groups take aluminum giant Alcoa to court.
"...smelter in Rockdale, is in violation of the federal Clean Air Act and other federal and state laws. The..."

Jan. 11, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Our readers talk back.
"...his former employees who had charged him with various unfair labor practices and retaliation for attempting to form a..."

May 2, 2003 Column

"...Those of us who love Central Texas understand that clean air, clean water, abundant wildlife, and vegetation play vital..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Column

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