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"...burned in 2008 thanks to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Texas Low Emission Diesel Program, introduced in 2005..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Front Line of Defense
" industry, corporations using Free Trade scams to evade environmental and labor laws, unarmed racial minorities being gunned down..."

Dec. 8, 2014 Postmarks

Playing Defense
Progressives prepare to circle the wagons at the Lege
"...heels even more than usual. "They'll definitely be 'playing defense' -- that's a good way to put it," said..."

Nov. 29, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Judge Sparks Critical of State's Defense of Fetal Burial Rule
Anti-choice rule will not go into effect until Jan. 27
"...and its transport regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. When asked by plaintiff attorneys whether or not..."

Jan. 5, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Capitol Chronicle
Environmental groups notify Alcoa Corp. of intent to sue over environmental violations.
"...air, since a few days earlier Neighbors for Neighbors, Environmental Defense, and Public Citizen had served Alcoa with their..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Big Bend's Vanishing Point
Clearing the air over the queen of Texas parks
"...suffering from a serious visibility shortage, say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Park Service. The two..."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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.
"...Last Thursday, June 13, the so-called Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed new regulations intended to "improve"..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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.
" opportunity to improve the governor's image in the environmental community; its passage would "make Gov. Bush green for..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Men Who Would be Mayor
Scrambling for Money, Consensus, & Power
" council that ended last year, Nofziger's brand of environmental liberalism was interpreted as restricted growth and increased taxes..."

April 25, 1997 News Feature by Alex de Marban

Ozone of His Own
Texas environmentalists wonder when George W. Bush will face up to the consequences of killing the Tejas emissions-reduction program.
"...Austin lawyer who directs the Texas office of the Environmental Defense Fund was talking about Governor George W. Bush..."

Sept. 8, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

It's the Carbon, Stupid!
Texas leaders continue to drag their boot heels on global warming
"...a country, we'd rank seventh globally, according to an Environmental Defense study), and the new plants would double our..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...such as growth and development, sustainability and climate change, environmental protection, neighborhood preservation, affordable housing, economic development, and local..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature

The Silence of the Dan
The AG Keeps a Lid on It
"...Dan Morales," says James Marston, the director of the Environmental Defense Fund's Southwest office...."

Aug. 25, 1995 News Feature by Audrey Duff

The Fight of His Life
Are Ronney Reynolds' Mayoral Hopes on the Ropes?
" was the presence of members from both the environmental and development factions -- which clash the most and..."

Dec. 6, 1996 News Feature by Alex de Marban

Two Years Gone – How Many Left to Save the Planet?
This Earth Day, urgent evidence of global warming should kick the Austin Climate Protection Plan into higher gear
"..."[M]ore than 2,500 leading environmental experts agreed [yesterday on] a statement that called on..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

TNRCC, EPA Follow Suit
The EPA and TNRCC jump on environmentalists' bandwagon by accusing Alcoa of violating the Clean Air Act.
"...Dept., the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency notified Alcoa on Jan. 9 that it..."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Cowboys & Critters
Take Back Texas' Marshall Kuykendall Says It's Simply a Choice Between...
"...last year brought sweeping changes to the mood regarding environmental laws, not only in Central Texas, but in Washington,..."

Jan. 26, 1996 News Feature by Audrey Duff

The Pecan Street Project
Austin and AE form high tech partnership for the next big challenge in clean energy
"...Cham­ber of Commerce, Austin Technolo­gy Incubator, and the national Environmental Defense Fund, that scope makes the project tremendously exciting...."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Nightclubs aren't the only things for which smoking will be banned
"...the two main components of smog. Ramone Alvarez of Environmental Defense said AirCheck Texas is an "important component of..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Toilet flappers rank high on enviromentalists' agenda. Yes, toilet flappers.
" enticing David-and-Goliath appeal. Defining surface water rights (so-called "environmental flows") is no doubt a critical issue for the..."

Jan. 28, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Roger Duncan's Night Visions
Austin Energy's GM invites us to wrestle with the conundrum of clean energy
" vice president in charge of conservation, renewables, and environmental policy. In 2005, he was recognized by BusinessWeek magazine..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Texas Coal Rush Update
Planned coal power plants loom large, get political
"...globe-warming CO2, coal's two most notorious byproducts. The state environmental agency, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has already..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Abbott filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from stepping in to enforce the federal Clean..."

July 30, 2010 News Feature

Pecan Street Project Unveils Smart Grid Solutions
Report highlights path toward clean energy future
" the name of energy efficiency, climate action, and environmental protection. "We are unique in wrestling with the business..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: More Water Under the Bridge
Reading the political currents flowing through WTP4
"...enviros (Luke Metzger of Environment Texas, Amy Hardberger of Environmental Defense Fund, and green energy activist Paul Robbins). Metzger..."

Sept. 25, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Dennis the Menace Under Attack
The chair of the House Environmental Defense committee comes under attack.
"...against the state's biggest friend to polluters. Eco-lobby group Environmental Defense is to launch a series of radio and..."

Sept. 7, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Coal Goes to Court
Lawsuits are flying to stop dirty power plants
"...Environmental Defense filed a lawsuit in October challenging the state's..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...or a tasteful monument erected in his honor? If environmental doyenne Shudde Fath has her way, Ruiz would choose..."

June 2, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...on down Friday, May 12 to the 6th Annual Environmental Defense Water Conference, this year titled "Global Warming and..."

May 12, 2006 News Feature

Aluminum Can'ts
Three environmental groups take aluminum giant Alcoa to court.
"...Late last month, Environmental Defense, Neighbors for Neighbors, and Public Citizen filed a..."

Jan. 11, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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